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Large print of the Capitol as it will appear...

Item # 639145

April 19, 1856

BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 19, 1856 

* United States Capitol Building

Formatted much like Harper's Weekly, but preceding it by several years. The ftpg. has an allegorical illus. of the: "State of Illinois" with an article on the state. The prime feature of the issue is a great doublepage centerfold of the: "National Capitol" in Washington, D.C., showing it as it will look in the future with the extensions and new dome. A related article as well.
Another full pg. has 3 prints of modes of transportation in India, and another pg. has a print of: "A Southern Planter's Home In Alabama".
Sixteen pages, bit of minor foxing near margins, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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