Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines is one of the few databases at MU that has access to old advertisements. It has the option to solely search advertisements from the Civil War era in the United States. This process is mentioned in the Searching video.
Portrait Monthly is one of Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines's unique and helpful features if you're looking for images of historical figures.
Need primary sources from the Civil War era? Working on a research paper about Abraham Lincoln? Interested in presidential campaigns? You might be surprised to know that all of this can be found in the Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines.
Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines is a searchable database that houses a number of unique resources. You can find campaign newspapers for all presidential candidates of the era (Lincoln, Bell, Breckenridge, Douglas, & McClellan), newspapers sympathetic to the Confederacy, newspapers sympathetic to the Union, general newspapers, political satires, illustrated portraits of important historical figures, and Civil War Letters & Diaries.
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