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Transcontinental Railroad completed...

Item # 173308

May 29, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 29, 1869 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 halfpage 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". The backpage features a political cartoon.
Complete in 16 pages and contains additional prints and related text. 

Category: 1866-1869