1862 New Year's greetings   Save
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Description: "New-Year's Offering" address from the carriers of the Ohio State Evening Journal to the public, dated January 1, 1862. Written during the Civil War, this poetic address focuses on the current state of the nation with sections titled The Welcome, The Foe, The Rally and The Hope. An illustration at the top shows a globe labeled "Our Country" that is sinking among waves, but which still bears a waving American flag. Beginning as early as the 1700s, "carriers' addresses" like this one were a common practice for newspaper publishers on the first day of each new year, when the greetings were delivered to subscribers by delivery boys who often received a holiday tip in return. The practice began to decline after 1900. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: OVS1325
Subjects: New Year's; Holidays; Celebrations; Newspaper carriers; Civil War 1861-1865;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)