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The broadside is a newspaper carriers' address from 1861, which includes a two-column poem that is surrounded by a decorative border. In the poem, the carriers summarize the news of the year in verse. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, carriers' addresses were commonplace. On the first of each year, newspaper carriers would deliver these addresses, usually printed on a single sheet, to their customers in hopes of receiving a tip in return.

Description Source

Special Collections at Brown University. https://library.brown.edu/exhibits/archive/focus/carriers/topics.html (accessed July 17, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1861

Measurement

18 3/4 X9 7/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper

Inscription

recto, top right corner, handwritten: 400.00 / 1060909 recto, top center: NEW YEAR'S ADDRESS / OF THE / CARRIERS / OF THE / PROVIDENCE EVENING PRESS. / 1861.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

broadside

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

6994

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

New Year's Address of the Carriers of the Providence Evening Press. 1861.

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