American Broadsides & Ephemera

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American Broadsides & Ephemera


Series I. Collection of broadsides and ephemera printed in America. Fully searchable images of rare documents that include contemporary accounts of the Civil War, theater playbills, advertisements, popular songs and poems, and much more.


Broadsides include contemporary accounts of the Civil War, unusual occurrences and natural disasters, official government proclamations, tax bills and town meeting reports. Also includes autobiographies and dying confessions of convicted criminals, theater playbills, sheet almanacs, publishers, prospectuses, advertisements, newspaper carriers, addresses, patriotic and popular songs and poems and items illustrating political party organizations and controversies.



Time Span

1760 - 1900 --rdavis 02:24, 29 April 2009 (EDT)