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Item # 631689
February 18, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, February 18, 1854 This 16 page newspaper is one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time. The famed Harper's Weekly didn't start until 1857.
This issue has the following woodcuts: Illustration of a Valentine-14th of February, ftpg. - Few illustrations of telegraph at the Crystal Palace - Hope Hose Carriage, of Philadelphia, at the Crystal Palace - Representation of Fire Engine No. 38, of New York City - Ruins of the Church of El Alamo - Ice cutting at Spy Pond, West Cambridge, Massachusetts - Granite Palatial Store of Messrs. Cope & Co., Market Street, Philadelphia and more. There is text as well along with these prints.
Complete in sixteen pages with an archival mend at the right margin edge of the front page at the centerfold, otherwise in very good condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War