Tomorrow’s auction of the Eric C. Caren Collection represents the collector’s efforts to represent every major event in modern history on paper. The diverse assortment of compelling manuscripts, posters, pamphlets, books, maps, newspapers, and broadsides has drawn interest from several news outlets.
On Friday, September 9, Eve Kahn, Antiques Columnist for The New York Times, wrote about Caren and his drive to amass “paper evidence of five centuries’ worth of global political and social shifts and major tragedies.”
This handbill perpetuated a false rumor that well-known English abolitionist George Thompson was slated to appear at The Liberator‘s office in Boston and led to the attempt to the attempt to lynch Garrison.
Also posted today is a piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer about an 1866 baseball scorecard ballyhooing “The Great Game for the Championship of the United States,” between the Atlantic Club of Philadelphia and the Atlantic Club of Brooklyn.