Framed Harper's Weekly Skating Carnival In Brooklyn, February 10, 1862. - This genuine engraving/print is titled "SKATING CARNIVAL IN BROOKLYN", published in "Harper's Weekly" February 1862. Published in Harper's Weekly on February 22, 1862, on page 125. Features ice-skating clowns, costumes, and fireworks. It is in excellent condition, highly displayable and framed. Frame measures 23 7/8" x 18 1/2" actual size of engraving, 15" x 10".
Harper's Weekly was a New York based newspaper in the last half of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. In weekly issues, Harper's presented a mixture of news stories, gossip, poetry, and most notably, wood-engraved illustrations. These pictures remain one of the best sources for lively, informative images of nineteenth-century America. With photographs in a primitive stage, and no television, it is through these illustrations that much of the country got its visual information about the events, personalities and places of the time. These illustrations are also among the few sources we have today for 19th century activities, events et al. Major artists were employed to do drawings on the spot, which were then turned into lively and detailed prints in an amazingly short period of time. While originally issued in large numbers, few have survived in good condition. These are interesting, historical and very collectible prints.
Inventory Number: SCU 029