• Horace Partridge, Renowned Boston Businessman, Offered Broadsides For Sale During The Civil War

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    HORACE PARTRIDGE (1822-1902) was one of Boston’s most prominent and respected business men. He first worked with his father at blacksmithing and farming. He later worked with railroad surveyors and later engaged in furnishing provisions to families of men who worked in railroad construction.  Partridge was a pioneer in the Christmas toy and Christmas present trade. During the Civil War he sold many historical broadsides.


    Offering one of his broadsides, entitled The Star Spangled Banner, 6 x 9, with the text and a printed notation at the bottom, “Sold at Wholesale by Horace Partridge, Importer and Wholesale Dealer in Fancy Goods, Toys, Soaps, Perfumery, Buttons, Beads, Smith & Wesson’s 7 Shooters, No. 27 Hanover Street, Boston.


    Printed on thin paper as some broadsides of that period were and a bit fragile. Some wrinkling and toning. A couple of small holes.  Archival tape applied to small tears. The broadside bears the name of a Hannah E. Gale, possibly an early owner.


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