Celebrating Rights and 
Baltimore & the Fifteenth Amendment, May 19, 1870
An Interactive Historical Investigation by David Troy 1996

THE PASSING of the 15th Amendment was celebrated across the nation, but the largest celebration was in Baltimore. Three companies made at least four different lithographs depicting the parade in Baltimore. Toys, such as the bellringer featured here, were probably sold during or shortly after the parade to commemorate the event.

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