American Civil War era copies of the Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted By on November 13, 2009

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I enjoyed lunch with a good friend of mine that just returned from the laborious task of going through his mother’s philadelphia_thetrialestate. He kept a few antique furniture items and uncomfortably stuffed them in his apartment while trying to figure out just what to do with the balance.  old_philadelphia_newspapersWhile we were standing by our cars, he asked what I thought of these: a stack of American Civil War era newspapers piled in a box. Wow … very historic as I took a couple quick photos with my Palm Pre.

As he leafed through the copies (feeling guilty to be touching them), the magnitude of the events being reported sunk in. Imagine, a war between the states, the thousands of dead and an assassination of debatably our countries greatest President? Wow.

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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
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