AMAZING SKETCHES OF BERMUDA IN THE 19TH CENTURY
Harper’s Weekly, New York
March 21 1857
This first-year issue of the famed illustrated newspaper Harper’s Weekly, contains nine sketches on two full pages including historic St. George’s Town (now a stop for cruise ships), the Government House, the black inhabitants, and more including a full story on this beautiful island. For those that have had the good fortune to visit Bermuda (like myself), this is a treasure!
In addition, there is a short report on Virginia slaves being taken South to New Orleans to sell in the markets (this was termed the “Internal Slave Trade” that heartlessly broke up many black families). “Negroes were never so high as they are now. Mechanics are worth $2000, and laborers command $1500.”
16 pp., fully complete, and in near mint condition. Just a gem!