This is an original 1915 black and white engraving of Joseph O. Cunningham who, along with Newton Bateman and Paul Selby, created the Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and the History of Champaign, Illinois.
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 light blemish in the upper margin--please see digital image.
Collections: 1790's Hand-Colored Copper-Engraved James Sowerby Botanicals, 1880's Original Chromolithographs of World Cultures, Ancient Egypt — A History Include Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria (1903/1904), Antique & Vintage Art, Limited Edition & Rarities, Mini Posters, New York City at The Turn of the 20th Cenutry (1893-1903) — Views of the City, Buildings, Historic Markers, Picturesque Europe — Extraordinary Original Steel Engravings Plus Wood Engravings (1876-1879), Portrait
Type: Original Engraving