JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
I almost didn't make a note of this pamphlet, interesting as it was for its design, until I found an associated New York Times article relating to it. The work is only a small piece of standard paper folded in quarters snd containing the outline of the celebration of Admiral Dewey's arrival at Staten Island, New York (October 29, 1899) and the parade and official bits that followed later in Manhattan. Dewey is one of those historical figures who achieved massive rock stardom in his day though that appeal did not translate much at all into our future. Anyway this bit of ephemera is graphically decoration using just "+", "0", and "-", which made it pretty unusual--I've seen some earlier examples of typewriter art, but suffice to say that after all of these years there have not been many.
In any event, checking out the story for the year (the pamphlet doesn't mention one) I came into the NYT article with the catching and proto-poetic sub-sub-head, "The Ceremony Ahead of Time/School Children Arrive After Dewey Leaves, and He Hears No Song". There were 2,500 kids on their way to sing to the admiral, but he started early and finished quickly with his remarks, and then pressed on for the rest of the day. The kids got there on time to no avail.