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Transcontinental Railroad completed...



Item # 660323

May 29, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 29, 1869

* Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad
* Great double-page print with article

The key print in this issue is a fine double page centerfold on "Completion Of The Pacific Railroad - The Great Link Connecting Europe With Asia Across the American Continent", which is a great scene of the Transcontinental Railroad with vignettes around the edge. Another nice half page view is the "Interior of a Palace Hotel Car Used On the Pacific Railroad" Historic issue!
Also present is the full front page illustration: "The Lullaby," showing a mother and father rocking their child to sleep.
"Demolition of the New York City Hospital Grounds" article has includes a half page illustration. A 1/4 page illustration "The Corcoran Art Depository, Washington, D.C." has an accompanying article. "David A Wells" article features an illustration of him. "Columbia Market, Bethnal Green, London - the Quadrangle" is a 1/3 page illustration. A full page illustration is the "Burning of Steamers on the Ohio River at Cincinnati, May 12, 1869". Additional prints with related text are also present. The back page features a political cartoon.
Complete in 16 pages, only minor browning at the mid-fold, and in overall very good condition. See images for details.

Category: 1866-1869

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