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Early plans for a channel tunnel connecting England & France... New York firemen...
Item # 636440
January 23, 1858
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 23, 1858 Inside includes a few prints of: "The Great Earthquake at Naples" "Sketches of Native Life In India" "American Firemen" which includes 3 prints, one a nice full page; "Torchlight Procession of the New York Firemen" pulling a fire engine.
Perhaps the most interesting content is the: "Proposed Tunnel Between England and France" which includes two illustrations. This was 136 years before the "Chunnel" would become a reality.
Complete in 24 pages, very nice condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War