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Published by P.T. Barnum...

Working on the Washington Monument and Capitol... Nauvoo, the Mormon city...



Item # 642928

January 8, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 8, 1853  A short-live newspaper which preceded the first issue of "Harper's Weekly". This is the volume 1, number 2 issue. P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication (see photos).
The front page shows: "The Late Collision on the Mississippi--Loss of the Steamer Western World". Prints inside include a nice half page of: "Nauvoo, from the Mississippi, Looking Down the River" with a related article: "The City of Nauvoo" which was city of refuge for the Mormons on their trek to the West. Also: "the Old Brewery, New York" "Destruction of the American Steam Ship 'City of Pittsburgh' by Fire in the Harbor of Valparaiso, Chili".
Perhaps the best print is a nice full page showing the: "Present State of the National Monument to Washington at the City of Washington" showing the partially-completed Washington Monument (see). There is also a small & rare print of: Harriet Beecher Stowe with a brief related article: "The Authoress of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' ". Also included is a print of: "Commodore Perry, U.S.N., Commander of the Japan Expedition". And the back page is entirely taken up with a nice print of the: "Present State of the Capitol at Washington".
Complete in 16 pages, Wear at the margins, some foxing more so to the edges, generally good.

Item from Catalog 266 (released for January, 2018)...

Category: Pre-Civil War

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