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May 18, 2017 / Joanne Yeck

Land For Sale in Buckingham County

Broadsides are wonderful time capsules of Virginia history, though, few survive.  Even more ephemeral than newspapers, broadsides were handed out in crowds or tacked up by courthouse doors prior to an estate or land auction.  They announced a wide variety of events of public interest, such as the limited availability of a stud horse in the county or an upcoming performance by Buckingham-born humorist George W. Bagby.

Online, at Virginia Memory, the Library of Virginia has made available over 1,200 images in the “Broadside Collection.”

The collection makes for fun browsing on a rainy afternoon!

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