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1915 Print Paul Selby Illinois Editor Republican Party ORIGINAL HISTORIC IL2

1915 Print Paul Selby Illinois Editor Republican Party ORIGINAL HISTORIC IL2

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Paul Selby.

This is an original 1915 black and white print of Paul Selby, an Illinois editor who issued the call for the Decatur meeting which led to the formation of the Republican Party in Illinois. He owned and edited the Illinois State Journal at Springfield, IL.

Period Paper has obtained an unusual collection of prints 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 halftone prints by E. G. Williams & Bro., N.Y. Their signatures were reproduced in the prints. We have not seen a collection like this before. These are original 1915 halftone prints, 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 natural defects. No tears. No water damage. There is wrinkling throughout, creases in the right margin and blemishes in the upper right margin--please see digital image.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; 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)