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Identifier: SC MS 0202
Overview A selective collection of newspaper caricatures, cartoons, sketches and portraits of the Beecher family especially related to the scandalous adultery trial in 1875 involving the Reverend Henry Ward Beecher and Mrs. Elizabeth Tilton. Beecher was the younger brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” The entire Beecher family was involved in the abolition cause. The collection contained in this bound volume is an interesting insight into the public opinion of the era...
Identifier: SC MS 0234
Overview A fascinating collection of nineteenth century published information about gold discoveries, mining, economical influence and transportation around the world. Anything anyone wanted or needed to know about gold is included in the newspaper articles glued to the pages of the scrapbook. Whoever took the time to collect the information had a very serious intent or need to know about gold.
Identifier: SC MS 0206
Overview This scrapbook is an interesting contrast of nineteenth century ephemera – albumen photographs and chromolithographic trade cards and calling/visiting cards. The photographs present the metal truss design of bridges built by the King Iron Bridge Company in various places in the 1880s. The trade cards promoting patent medicines and perfume and the calling cards display the beautiful art of the chromolithograph printing process. The scrapbook seems to represent a popular Victorian Era family...