New York: New York Tribune, 1864. 1st Edition. Near Fine. Item #13507
A beautiful 1864 issue of the New York Tribune, dated October 18, 1864, with a long and detailed front-page report announcing that the border state of Maryland has officially abolished slavery, to take effect on November 1st of the same year.
"MARYLAND A FREE STATE", the top headline reads.
The report features bold stacked headlines and a county by county breakdown of the majority vote in each county, with the total vote coming in against the new constitution and in favor of keeping slavery.
However, the absentee votes of Union soldiers were tallied up and provided the much-needed boost to votes in favor of abolishing slavery.
An incredible piece of Maryland history and abolitionist Black Americana, this historic piece provides a fascinating glimpse into the viewpoints of everyday Marylanders and their true feelings on slavery while the war raged on.
This offering includes the entire eight-page newspaper, printed on rag paper and as white and supple as the day it rolled off the printing press.
21" X 16" and perfect for framing and display!