National Geographic : 1913 Jan
Burn the City of New York T HAT was the whispered command that sped along the under ground wires of the Confederate Secret Service. Men who cared nothing for life tried to obey the command. They set fire to nineteen New York hotels. The plan failed, and no one was more glad that it failed than the leaders of the Confederacy. The city of New York was unharmed, but other fair cities lay waste. Richmond was a ghastly ruin, as you see in this part of a photograph shown here. Charleston and Columbus lay in ashes. The story of the attempted burning of New York-one of the strangest and most dramatic of all history-is brought to light in the vivid pages of the PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY of 7he CIVIL WAR Here in these ten volumes you see 3,800 photographs, Union and Confederate, taken by Brady and his followers, by Confederate spies, by Confederate pho tographers in Charleston and New Orleans. They sweep over the whole field of war, from its beginning to its end. They cover its every phase, its minutest detail, its biggest campaign. And here you get the million-word history that was written by fifty great Northerners and Southerners-fifty great Americans. If You Missed One Chance To Save Money Do Not Miss Another Thousands took advantage of the Wanamaker money-saving club last year, and when in June-the price went up $3.00, these had saved thousands of dollars. This year there is another club, and when this club closes the present price goes up $15. This year's price isn't much higher than last year's, but next year's price will be $15 more. This is your last chance to get the low price. Send The coupon brings you free a book of sample pages showing some of these strange photographs-ghosts from Coupon the past. It tells you the mysterious story of their taking and recovery. It tells how you pay for them-- Below with the million words of text, in the ten big volumes--at the rate Without of ten cents a day, if oney you are prompt. Money - Nat. G. 1-13 John Wanamaker New York Please send me 12 rare and interesting war-time photo John Wanamaker New York graphs shown in16 sample pages anaaL Jof the Photographic History of the Civil War. I am interested in your offer to save me $15 in the purchase of this work, but am to be under no obligation and you are to furnish the sample pages containing the photo graphs absolutely free and charges paid. Name .. ........................ ...... A ddress ........................................ Occupation . .............................. "Geographic readers may depend upon the character of our advertisers."