1915 Engraving Alexander H. Ferguson Illinois Surgeon - ORIGINAL IL1


Alex. Hugh Ferguson.

This is an original 1915 black and white engraving of Alexander Hugh Ferguson, a prominent physician in Illinois. In 1893 he was offered the chair of surgery in the Postgraduate Medical School in Chicago. From 1900 he was the Professor of Clinical Surgery in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, University of Illinois College of Medicine. He devised many instruments and developed an operation for the cure of hernia which is still known by his name. He served as President of the Chicago Medical Society.

Period Paper has obtained an unusual collection of engravings of Illinois movers and shakers from the 1800's and 1900's. These men and women were active in the business, industrial, and professional life of the state, and they are depicted here in black and white engravings by E. G. Williams & Bro., N.Y. Their signatures were reproduced in the engraved prints. We have not seen a collection like this before. These are original 1915 engravings, not current reproductions, copies, or digital prints. This collection is sure to be of interest to anyone researching their family history--perhaps you will find a family member here!


This 96+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. No creases. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage. There is a blemish in the left margin--please see digital image.

  • Product Type: Original Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.5 x 12 inches; 22 x 30 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)