Mt. Ayr, Ia. News Job Print, 1893. Broadside, 16 x 11 inches. Previously folded, a few small chips and tears at edges. Small repair on verso. Top corner torn away, contemporary remnants of glue on verso. About very good. Item #548
Broadside advertising a farm auction in rural Iowa in the late 19th century, featuring a large and handsome woodcut of a farmyard which occupies the center third of the sheet. To be offered are five horses; several cows; a pair of breeding hogs; wagons and other farm equipment such as cultivators, a plow, mowing machine, hay rake, feed mill, a two-holed corn sheller; tools, furniture, and a thresher; and more. Maj. D.B. Marshall, auctioneer. Ephemeral and rare, with a great woodcut.