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Drawing of facade of Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Brooklyn Public Library -- Brooklyn Collection
"I see the electric telegraphs of the earth,
I see the filaments of the news of the wars, deaths, losses, gains, passions, of my race."
- Salut Au Monde! (more...)

Started in 1841, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle played a vital role in the formation of the Brooklyn community, which was an independent city until its consolidation with New York City in 1898. Whitman was editor of this popular daily newspaper from 1846 to 1848.










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