1865 Fireworks Invoice for a Massive Display - Probably a Civil War Victory Celebration

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Published by Badeau Lockwood & Company, New York, 1865
Condition: Very Good
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Folio. One page, partially-printed invoice for a large assortment of fireworks sold on 7 June 1865, less than one week after General Kirby Smith surrendered the last significant Confederate force.The invoice is in nice shape with legible handwriting. The invoice is from the Badeau Lockwood Company, a New York City fruit and fireworks dealer, and lists fireworks sold to W. H. Fredenbugh, a prominent politician and peach farmer from Kingston, New York. The fireworks include: Torpedoes, Crackers, Ball Candles, Sky Rockets, Fancy Reading, Star Serpents, Blue Lights, Pin Wheels, Coach Pistols, Large Racks of Crackers, and Flags. The bill totaled $67.72 (that's just under $1,000 in today's money). Bookseller Inventory # 008480

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Title: 1865 Fireworks Invoice for a Massive Display...

Publisher: Badeau Lockwood & Company, New York

Publication Date: 1865

Binding: Document

Book Condition: Very Good

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