1850 · Bainbridge, N.Y.
by [New York]. [Travel]
Bainbridge, N.Y.: Chenango Free Democrat Office, 1850. Very good.. Broadside, 15.75 x 12 inches. Matted. Light, even tanning. An attractive illustrated broadside, dated August 10, 1850, advertising a short trip up the Susquehanna River from Bainbridge to Corbin's Mills, scheduled for August 14. "Ladies and gentlemen are invited to attend - fare 25 cents each way." This broadside was printed at the office of the Chenango Free Democrat, a free soil paper that would last from 1849 to 1850. The wonderful, large wood engraving, signed "Clarkson," shows the steamboat, smoke billowing from her stacks, the American flag fluttering in the breeze behind, and passengers on the upper and lower decks. The Susquehanna flows through the center of Bainbridge, but we could not locate a place named Corbin's Mills in the area at that time, though the Corbins were a prominent family in the area and a lumber mill by the same name appeared about two decades later. Scarce, with no listings in OCLC for this or similar items. (Inventory #: 517)