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Houdon's Statue of Washington... Barnum's paper..

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February 26, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 26, 1853 

* Published by P. T. Barnum

P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" these latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.
The ftpg. has a print of: "Houdon's Statue of Washington...". Many prints inside including: "Dominican Iron Light House", various items owned by George Washington, "Departure of President Pierce From Eagle Hotel, Concord" & a full bkpg. print of: "Washington Taking Leave of the Army at Whitehall."
Sixteen pages, some light damp staining, generally nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War