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1915 Engraving J.O. Cunningham Historical Encyclopedia - ORIGINAL IL1

1915 Engraving J.O. Cunningham Historical Encyclopedia - ORIGINAL IL1

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J. O. Cunningham.

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.

  • 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)