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Guide to the Civil War Posters
 PR 55-3

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Trina Veckley and Elizabeth E. Arena

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 02, 2022
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Civil War posters
Dates [inclusive]: 1861-1865
Abstract: The Civil War Posters collection at the New-York Historical Society forms part of the society's vast collection of posters, which is comprised of approximately 5,000 items. As part of this major poster collection, the Civil War posters, consisting mainly of recruiting posters, illustrate a variety of advertisements by Civil War regiments as they were designed to appeal to potential recruits in the early 1860s.

304 of the Civil War Posters are digitized and available in the  Shelby White and Leon Levy Digital Library.
Quantity: 0.62 Linear feet (466 items)
Location: Materials in this collection may be stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit
Language: This collection is primarily visual. Any text is likely to be in English.
Call Phrase: PR 55-3