About this database

Offers fully searchable facsimile images of approximately 15,000 broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and 15,000 pieces of ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900. The digital American Broadsides and Ephemera is a comprehensive historical collection of primary source materials that range from contemporary accounts of the Civil War, unusual occurrences and natural disasters, to official government proclamations, tax bills and town meeting reports. Ephemera includes clipper ship sailing cards, early trade cards, bill heads, theater and music programs, stock certificates, menus, and invitations documenting civic, political and private celebrations.

Coverage
Summary: 
Offers fully searchable facsimile images of approximately 15,000 broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and 15,000 pieces of ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900
Content Types: 
  • Primary Sources
Dates: 
1760-1900