Note: When I wrote yesterday’s post, I said that this Christmas pictorial appeared in 1856. It was actually 1857, and the post has been corrected.
This one is almost like a rebus:
A tree on one side and a house on the other equals a small town, with a barrel in the center signifying the chief entertainment in that place. Put a sun above, and there you have it — Bangor by the light of a rising sun.
Miss Julia Budson is most likely fictional, but Ned Pratt was a real person, the driver of the stagecoach on the Marysville to Bangor route.
The Butte Record was a Democratic paper, so the editor here compliments Ned on his political advertising. Ned turns up in news stories every so often, and here’s a good one.