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Civil War remembrance - Memorial Day postcard
20 vintage Memorial Day postcards

Here are more 20 colorfully-illustrated vintage Memorial day postcards for the national American holiday originally known as Decoration Day. These patriotic antique cards are all from the early 1900s.

Civil War recruitment posters and broadsides
10 Civil War recruitment posters & broadsides (1861-1864)

By looking back at these old Civil War recruitment posters & broadsides, you can see what was being offered to men as an incentive to sign up to fight in the Civil War — and what exactly the leaders were looking for in troops back in the 1860s.

American homestead summer by Currier and Ives 1868
Come to Kansas and homestead 160 acres of land for $10 (1863)

On the payment of ten dollars, and the office fees, any person, being the head of a family, or over the age of twenty-one years, may enter 160 acres, or a less quantity, of the unappropriated Public Land as his Homestead. The applicant must either be a citizen, or have declared his intention to become such.