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(Mobile, Alabama - Magnolia Grove) Harpers Weekly. New York September 1866. $195.00

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"Pictures of the South - Magnolia Grove on the Shell Road at Mobile, Alabama"

This original wood engraving was issued September 1866 as a front page illustration to Harper's Weekly, the widely read 19th century periodical. The newspaper kept readers up to date with sensationally worded accounts of natural disasters, technological advances, politics, explorations and discoveries as well as home and society matters. The magazine employed illustrators who would travel and sketch any major event. These sketches were then translated onto wood blocks and published. This picturesque view shows a bustling road though a magnolia grove in Mobile, Alabama a year after the Civil War.

Wood engraving with hand color.
16 x 11 inches sheet size.
Excellent condition.