Early American Broadsides from William Reese
Item 40 is a New York broadside heralding the fall of Richmond, printed just two days before Lee's surrender. It is headed, Herald Extra. Richmond is Ours! The Greatest News of the War!! Ten Thousand Times Three Cheers!!! The broadside quotes the Atlanta Constitutionalist as saying, "...we believe that it is generally understood that the Confederate Capitol is in the hands of the enemy." The writer notes that this news coming from a "rebel paper" gives it added credence. $1,850.
Annie Pixley was a popular American actress of the 19th century. One of her most noted roles was that of "M'liss," in the play M'liss, Child of the Sierras. This was an adaptation of the Bret Harte novel "The Waif of Red Mountain." Item 143 is a poster of Miss Pixley dressed in the role of M'liss, circa 1880. $1,350.
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