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An extraordinary contemporaneous American Civil War palm-card rebus announcement for Clapp, Stanley & Co.’s POLOPTICOMORAMA OF THE WAR, 1863.

$1,750.00

An extraordinary American Civil War palm-card rebus announcement for Clapp, Stanley & Co.’s re-enactments POLOPTICOMORAMA OF THE WAR, [1863] while the Civil War still raged. Horizontal image 2 ¾ in x 3 ½ in.

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[Rebus. Polopticomorama.] “The Polopticomorama or battle pictures of Little Round Top [July 2, 1863] turn up the workmanship unparalleled the battle of the ironclads is wonderful of course but time afternoon and Night, every day this week.” An extraordinary contemporaneous American Civil War   palm-card rebus announcement for Clapp, Stanley & Co.’s POLOPTICOMORAMA OF THE WAR, [1863]. Horizontal image 2 ¾ in x 3 ½ in.  The name of Charles E. Berry is written in pencil at the bottom of the rebus. Originally printed on diaphanous paper, this very rare surviving ephemeral announcement, of a theatrical re-enactment of recent battles while the American Civil War still raged, has been cleaned, flattened and backed with mulberry paper. Matted.