A Better Man Than His Father
The Yankee Pedlar, vol. 1, no. 3, 1842.
This handwritten newspaper is a welcome addition to our collection. According to the masthead, the title was “published every Saturday Morning at 31 Broad St.” The cover features a piece titled “The contents of the little Tin Box with a hole on the top” as well as a woodcut portrait of Shakespeare. Regarding this portrait, the authors write “Our artist shows genius, and may some day or other become a great Engraver…We are told that he has a turn for almost everything, as Painting, scetching [sic], carpentering, and shoe making, we hope he’ll flourish and make a better man than his father.”
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