This broadside was in storage for decades in the Rochester Historical Society Museum. It measures 13 1/2 by 9 3/4. The bold block printing at the top reads Our Country Now & Ever! The message calls on the citizens of Canandaigua and vicinity to meet at the Town House in Canandaigua on Saturday Afternoon, the 20th Inst. The broadside is dated April 17, 1861 at the bottom left corner and could have been printed earlier.This broadside has four major bulleted points. Sustain the Government of the United States. Protect the honor of our national flag. Government calls upon us for aid in this hour of trial; and patriotism, honor and duty demand that we respond to the call. The noblest, wisest and best government ever instituted by man, must not be struck down by Rebellion and the glorious memories of the Revolution effaced without a struggle which shall be worthy of our Revolutionary father. The time for action has come. Notable town and county officials mentioned at the bottom of this broadside are: John A Granger, Henry O. This broadside has old fold lines and a few minor edge tears. There are museum markings on the back. This is an important piece of upstate New York Civil War Recruitment History. STATE RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY N.
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Auctiva Offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "APRIL 17, 1861 CIVIL WAR RECRUITMENT BROADSIDE, CANANDAIGUA NY TIME FOR ACTION" is in sale since Thursday, December 14, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Posters & Prints". The seller is "pay-per-trail" and is located in Conesus, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.