New Hampshire: 1857. Broadside advertisement, 5 ½ x 11 inches. Very Good. Item #List317
An unusual advertisement for a penmanship instructor, a Mr. Chadbourn, announcing the opening of his academy on September 15, 1857 in Wolfborough, New Hampshire. The broadside states, “Inspired with the confidence of more than five years experience as a Teacher of Writing, now offers to the Ladies and Gentlemen of Wolfborough his universally admired system of Penmanship, which for beauty of style, ease of acquisition, rapidity of execution, and ready adaptation, to the wants of business and private correspondence, stands unrivalled by any system extant.” An interesting relic from the middle of the Bleeding Kansas period, which would serve as a harbinger for the bloodiness of the American Civil War. A very good example with a chip with loss to upper corner and some toning to head, but attractive and well preserved. Unrecorded in OCLC.