Exhibit of 19th Century Newspaper Engravings Starts at Birmingham Library, Alabama

Posted by Jean-Yves on Dec 4, 2017

Before the 1890s, newspapers did not have the technology to reproduce photographs inexpensively. To provide illustrations for their readers, national and international papers including Harper’s Weekly, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper and the Illustrated London News sent artists around the world to draw pictures that were then engraved onto copper plates and printed in the newspapers. Many of these artists visited Alabama.

“Alabama Illustrated: Engravings from 19th Century Newspapers” features 28 examples of their work. The exhibit, from the collections of the Birmingham Public Library Archives, will be on display at the Central Library beginning Monday, Dec. 4.

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