"Alabama Illustrated" exhibit at Old Alabama Town thru Oct. 20th
- Sorry about the size of the illustration, which I couldn't seem to reduce...the attached Word file has more information...A.J. Wright
At Old Alabama Town now through October 20th is "Alabama Illustrated," an exhibition of nineteenth century era engraved newspaper illustrations from the Permanent Collection of the Birmingham Public Library Archives.
In the nineteenth century Americans received news and learned about the world by reading illustrated newspapers such as Harper’s Weekly, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, and Ballou’s Pictorial as well as other international publications. Harper’s and Frank Leslie’s were the best known and largest circulating American papers. Publishers employed artists to draw and engrave impressively detailed images of places, events and people. From the 1850s to the 1890s, more than 250 engraved images of Alabama were published in national and international illustrated newspapers. More than 40 of these are included in the book Alabama Illustrated.
The images of Alabama included here are typical of those published for many places and include portraits of political leaders, landscapes, cityscapes and events such as storms, parades, sports and work.
Stop by to view this exhibit Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4pm at 301 Columbus Street.
This exhibit provided by the Birmingham Public Library Archives.
(More detailed description of the exhibit attached)