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Published by P.T. Barnum...
Working on the Washington Monument and Capitol... Nauvoo, the Mormon city...
Item # 642928
January 08, 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.
Category: Pre-Civil War