New York. New York Times. 07-20- 1863.
Single copy of the NY Times for July 20, 1863; 22 x 16 inches; 8 pages. Complete issue, never bound, folded at center; 2 inch tear at top of page 1; fold to lower right corner page 1; overall very good clean condition. The Times lead article has to do with the draft riots that wreaked havoc in the city the week prior. Front page headline: "Condition Of The City—A Quiet Sunday." The newspaper abounds with page one commentary and news items relating to the Draft Riots. Headlines call attention to "The Negro Victims," "The Colored Refugees," "Sermons on the Riot," "Arrival of Militia Regiments," etc. Elsewhere are numerous articles relating to what The Times terms "The Rebellion"; one such report is headlined "The Negro Regiments in the Mississippi Valley—Twenty Thousand Blacks in Arms." Over-all, a well-preserved copy of the newspaper; good clean condition, with minor issues noted. Accompanying the New York Times newspaper are pages 493 and 494 of Harper’s Weekly, August 1, 1863, (sheet size 16 x 11 inches) offering, on page 494 of the newspaper, extensive details of the rioting (sacking of Brooks Brothers, mayhem in Second Avenue, etc.) including the torching of the Colored Orphan Asylum, which is shown in flames in a full page illustration on page 493. Item #52153