PATRIOTIC SONGS. YOUR SONS AND YOUR MONEY ON YOUR COUNTRY'S ALTAR!
[Philadelphia? 1864? 1865?]. Elephant folio broadsheet, printed in six columns on recto and on verso. 15-3/4" x 21-1/4." Engraving of Screaming Eagle, with shield, bearing scroll inscribed, "Your Sons and your Money on your Country's Altar!" Blank lower margin chip. Very Good.
The words to twenty-one patriotic songs are printed on the recto, beginning with "Hail, Columbia," followed by "Yankee Doodle," "The Star Spangled Banner," "John Brown's Soul," "Johnny is Gone for a Soldier," and ending with "The Volunteer's Wife to her Husband." The Library Company's entry calls this item "Rare," although OCLC records other institutional holdings.
The verso is titled "SEVEN THIRTY Facts and Figures!" It discusses the Nation's ability to pay the war debt. "The United States Can Carry a Bigger War Debt Than England." It accuses "a formidable body of men, hostile to the Government and favorable to the Rebellion," of predicting "the ruin of the country by the weight of the debt." Patriots will purchase the Seven Thirty bonds, but "Buying Gold Makes One a Rebel."
Library Company of Philadelphia Record Number 000116607. Item #37449