Happy New Year from the Gilder Lehrman Institute
Posted by Kristin Miller on Wednesday, 12/30/2015
This hand-drawn card comes from Horatio Loomis Wait’s papers in the Gilder Lehrman Collection. Wait, from New York and Chicago, served in the US Navy from July 1862 through July 1870. His letters home often included sketches of mid-19th-century family life.