A photograph of 59 members of the 55th Massachusetts Infantry in uniform. The image features two (2) rows of people, with the back row of men standing and the front row of men either kneeling or lounging. The soldiers stand outside with a row of trees in the background. The image is on photo paper and has been adhered to a larger backing. The image has discoloration throughout, especially on the back. There are no inscriptions, front or back.
Includes an unsigned poem by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
"At the 1839 [Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society] fair, [Maria Weston] Chapman debuted The Liberty Bell, an annual gift book that she edited and sold at the fairs"--Oxford.
Bound in green Z cloth with gilt stamped Liberty Bell device on front cover within blind stamped decorative borders; title and decorations gilt stamped on spine; edges gilt trimmed; yellow endpapers.
With an additional engraved t.p. signed "J. R. Foster." Preliminary p. numbered viii.
BAL, 8215 (Higginson)
BAL, 19386 (Stowe)
Faxon, F.W. Literary annuals, p. 46
Lib. Company. Afro-Americana, 5882
Oxford comp. women's writing U.S., p. 162
Thompson, R. Annuals, p. 82-90, 135
Henrietta, the bride / Harriet Martineau -- Petra; or, a song of the desert / E. Foxton -- A breeze from Lake Ontario / Caroline Healey Dall -- The slave mother / Edwin Chapman -- Personality / Charles K. Whipple -- The cathedral / Lucy Sanford -- Liberty, sectional. Slavery, national. / William I. Bowditch -- True greatness, Thomas Clarkson / Daniel Ricketson -- Lettre / O. Lafayette -- Letter / O. Lafayette -- The morning mist / T.W. Higginson -- The approaching crisis / Richard Hildreth -- Sonnet / James Hurnard -- Webster / George F. Talbot -- The prayer of Moses granted / Henrietta Sargent -- Am I my brother's keeper? / T.W. Higginson -- In memory of C.S. / Anne Warren Weston -- Pauperism and slavery / O.B. Frothingham -- Commerce of Hayti / M. Dorvelas-Dorval -- Nan's lot in life / Harriet Martineau -- The young sailor / Maria Weston Chapman -- Lettre / N. Tourgueneff -- A more excellent way / Samuel May, Jr. -- The voice of freedom / R.C. Waterston -- The sculptor of the torrid zone / Maria Weston Chapman -- La religion d'abolition / M. Ernest Legouve -- Daniel Webster / Wendell Phillips -- Lines after a winter of severe storms -- L'inconsequence republicaine / M. Remusat -- Fetichism / Edmund Quincy -- To Louis Kossuth / Wm. Lloyd Garrison -- The bell / J.P. Lesley