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    Civil War-dated Carrier's Address Broadside: "To the Patrons of the Champaign County Union." One page, 12.5" x 16.5", Champaign County [Illinois], January 1, 1862, containing poetical content on the major events of 1861, including the Civil War. The text is printed in black ink with red vignettes along the margins. With folds and minor stains.

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    Carrier's addresses were poems given by newspapers to their subscribers on New Year's Day. the poems typically recounted the major news events of the previous year. Many addresses were part of the body of the newspaper, but some, like this example, were published separately as a broadside, making them rare and desirable. After the rise of larger newspapers in the 1870s, the tradition began to die.

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