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Execution at San Diego... Fort McHenry...

Item # 642920

April 2, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, April 2, 1853  Formatted much like Harper's Weekly, but published 4 years previous to the more famous title. P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication (see photos).
Front page shows; "British Mail Steamer Entering the Harbor of Vera Cruz, Mexico". Prints within include: "Fort McHenry, Baltimore Harbor, Md." "The City Well, Baltimore...", and a half page print: "Execution of the Murderers of Lieut. Col. Craig at San Diego, California" which must be one of the earliest prints from this now-famous city in Southern California.
Sixteen pages, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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