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Reward for Runaway Slaves

Date: April 19 1849
Description: Poster offering $600 reward for the return of three runaway slaves in Calvert County, Maryland. The three slaves are Henry Morsell, Jim Parker, and Bill Hu...
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Anti-Slave Catchers' Mass Convention

Date: April 1854
Description: Poster advertising an Anti-Slave Catchers' Mass Convention at Young's Hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 13th, 1854. The poster attempts to unite indivi...
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Anti-Woman Suffrage Poster

Date: 1912
Description: Anti-woman suffrage poster that reads, "Danger! Women's Suffrage would double the irresponsible vote! It is a menace to the Home, Men's Employment and All...
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Ed Gein Farm Auction

Date: March 30 1958
Description: Notice of farm auction sale for farm and personal property of Ed Gein. The farmhouse was destroyed by fire before the auction took place.
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Reaper Contest!

Date: May 30 1882
Description: Advertising handbill for the Osborne twine binder. Describes the results of a contest between the Osborne machine and machines made by McCormick, Deering,...
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Runaway Slave Reward Poster

Date: May 10 1855
Description: A poster advertising a $100 reward to be issued by Marcus Du Val for his runaway "servant" Matthew Turner. The poster includes a physical description of th...
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The Right To Vote Rally

Date: October 29 1959
Description: Flyer for a rally "The Right To Vote" "The Fight To Vote" sponsored by the Federation of Negro Civil Service Organizations, Inc. Speakers include Jackie R...
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McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper

Date: 1849
Description: Advertising handbill for Cyrus Hall McCormick's patent Virginia Reaper. Printed for C.H. McCormick & Co. by James J. Langdon, Chicago, Illinois.
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Champion Harvester and Binder

Date: 1882
Description: Advertising handbill for the Champion harvester and binder. Includes the text: "the Champion light binder, is the only simple, light, durable, efficient wo...
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The Union Is Dissolved!

Date: 1860
Description: Civil War handbill that reads: "Charleston Mercury Extra...The Union Is Dissolved!"
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Madison Capital House Bill of Fare

Date: December 02 1855
Description: The Capital House bill of fare for Sunday, December 2, 1855. Proprietors were Nelson & Russell.
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Patriots of St. Croix Recruiting Poster

Date: April 23 1861
Description: Recruiting poster for the "Patriots of St. Croix" to "take up arms".
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Arouse! Volunteers Wanted!

Date: July 24 1862
Description: Poster calling for the recruitment of volunteers from Grant County for the Union Army during the Civil War.
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Kirby's American Harvester Advertisement

Date: 1859
Description: Handbill for Kirby's American Harvester, a combined reaper and mower. The advertisement features two line drawings of the machine in use, as a reaper and...
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W.K. Miller's Iron Harvester Advertisement

Date: 1859
Description: Handbill for W.K. Miller's Iron Harvester, a combined reaper and mower manufactured by C.M. Russell & Company. Features three line drawings of machines.
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Eagle Mower and Reaper Advertisement

Date: 1859
Description: Handbill for the Eagle Mower and Reaper distributed by A.G. Mott, general agent for Maryland. Includes the text "the best grass and grain harvester in use....
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Bellemeade Binder Trial Handbill

Date: 1882
Description: A handbill produced by B.F. Cheatham describes the results of a binder trial which took place in Bellemeade, Tennessee.
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Self-Binding Harvester Field Trial Handbill

Date: 1884
Description: Handbill advertising a field trial of Osborne and Buckeye grain binders. Features the text "Come One! Come all! There will be a field trial of self-binding...
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Marsh Binder Field Trial Handbill

Date: 1883
Description: Handbill for a field trial of grain binders, sponsored by the Marsh-Whitney Manufacturing Company. Includes the text "grand general field trial of low-down...
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Minneapolis Harvester Handbill

Date: 1883
Description: Handbill advertising the Minneapolis Harvester's field trial victory, put out by Secrest & Cunningham, agents for Chillicothe, Ohio. The flyer proclaims th...

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