Official Drawing of the Louisiana State Lottery ... Drawn at New Orleans, on Tuesday, June 17th, 1879 [opening lines of broadside].
Another day, another lottery, another dollar…
A rare and ephemeral New Orleans-printed broadside advertising this Reconstruction Era lottery. The commissioners are identified in the broadside as “G.T. Beauregard” and “J.A. Early”, i.e., the famed former Confederate Generals P.G.T. Beauregard and Jubal A. Early. As early as 1877 these two men profited from the dubiously-legitimate Louisiana State Lottery.
Included with the broadside is an 1883 lottery ticket, The Louisiana State Lottery Co., The Monthly Five Dollar Drawing. This ticket is signed in type by Beauregard and Early.
Unrecorded in OCLC.
Description: Official Drawing of the Louisiana State Lottery ... Drawn at New Orleans, on Tuesday, June 17th, 1879 [opening lines of broadside].
New Orleans: Graham, Print[er], 127 Gravier St., . Printed in multiple columns. 11 x 17¾ inches. Folds, as issued, light wear; near fine condition.