Springfield, Mass.: Patriot Publishing Company, c1910. A prospectus or salesman's sample of the ten volume set ultimately published by The Review of Reviews in 1911. This is an envelope 12 1/4 by 12 11/16 inches with a paper label the text of which is detailed below. The envelope contains a color cover plate showing the set with an imprint of the Patriot Publishing Company plus 18 black and white photographic plates on pages measuring 12 1/4 by 11 3/4 inches with extensive printed descriptions beneath each photograph. The paper label on the front of the envelope reads as follows: "Photographic Prints of Civil War pictures, taken by Mathew B. Grady. These wonderful negatives, made by order of President Lincoln, then buried for nearly half a century, have been discovered in time for the semi-centennial celebration of the Civil War in 1911. Being a few of the 3500 rare photographs contain in the "Photographic History of the Civil War" in ten volumes, published by the Review of Reviews Company, New York." (Inventory #: TB28561)
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