New York: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1864. 1st Edition. Quarto. Very Good. Item #13344
An original 1864 newspaper with a full front-page woodcut engraving depicting the celebration north of the Mason-Dixon Line after the border state of Maryland abolishes slavery while the Civil War rages on.
The abolition of slavery went into effect in Maryland on November 1, 1864 after the state ratified a new constitution, following intense debate regarding compensation to slave holders for the loss of their property.
This November 19, 1864 issue of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper also contains an inside-page headline report on the milestone and is complete in eight pages.
Perfect for framing and display!