1895 Steel Engraving Portrait Jerome Anthony Watrous Milwaukee Newspaper HWC1

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This is an original 1895 black and white steel engraving of a portrait of Jerome Anthony Watrous, who moved to Wisconsin from Conklin, New York, in 1857. Watrous was a member of Company E, 6th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the U. S. Civil War. During the Spanish-American War, Watrous served as a high ranking U. S. Army military officer. Watrous also served as a political figure in the Milwaukee community, becoming a Republican state assemblyman for a time, among holding other political positions. He also spent a significant amount of time serving as editor for a variety of Wisconsin-based periodicals, including the Appleton Crescent, the Fond Du Lac Commonwealth, the Black River Falls Jackson County Banner, the Menasha Conservator and the Milwaukee Sunday Telegraph. In his later years, Watrous wrote various historical and military based articles.

CONDITION

This 116+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Steel Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7 x 8.75 inches; 18 x 22 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Iron Brigade Members, Political Figures, Military Leaders, Military Officials, Printing Industry, Publishing Industry, Writing, Writers, Authors

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