The full page image on one side of this sheet from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper showed Thaddeus Stevens and John Bingham delivering the formal notice of the impeachment of Andrew Johnson to the Senate. The reverse included five more images, which built the narrative of the proceedings, including a crowd rushing to enter the Chamber to hear the message delivered, people at the Willard Hotel discussing the transpiring events, and a crowd in Baltimore reacting to the “impeachment telegram” being posted on the bulletin. As evidenced by this example, the story was followed in detail by the contemporary press.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Formal Notice of the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, by the House Committee, Thaddeus Stevens and John A. Bingham, at the Bar of the Senate on 25th Feb.,” http://history.house.gov/Collection/Detail
(December 14, 2017)
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