[Miscellaneous engravings] [graphic]

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.argobook
Creators:
Argosy Book Shop
Dates:
1820-ca.1920]
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
11 Engravings
ink on paper
11.5 x 15.5 cm. and smaller, on sheet 20.5 x 26.5 cm. and smaller
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Miscellaneous engravings, including portraits (7) and naval/marine scenes (4), donated by the Argosy Book Shop.
Scope and Contents
Portraits include: (information from item): Mrs. John C. Adams (Abigail Smith), from an original picture by C. Schessele in possession of the publishers, N.Y., D. Appleton & Co.; Fisher Ames, painted by [Gilbert] Stuart, Engraved by T. Kellys; Elisa (?) Fry, likeness from a painting by C.K.Leslie, R.A.; John J. Pershing, Anderson-Lamb, N.Y.; Wm. H. Prescott, Engraved by T.B. Welch from a daguerreotype by Southworth & Hawse; [Benjamin Rush], unidentified; Sir Henry Vanel, fifth Governor of Massachusetts - born 1612 - beheaded 1662, D. Kimberly (?).
Scope and Contents
Ships/naval scenes include: a color engraving," A South-East View of the CITY OF BOSTON in North America--1723, London, Printed for Bowles & Carver, No.69 St. Paul's Church Yard; frontispiece from "American Water" (?); 1 page with 3 different riverboats: "The Osage," "Black Hawk," and "The Choctaw," by Fred B. Scheu, [18]85; and an allegorical scene with ship in distance, angel holding from chain, "Societas Cincinnatorium Instituta MDCCLXXXIII A.D."
Scope and Contents
Also included is a page advertising "Copper-Plate printing by [John] Ridley, No. 263 Pearl Street, Corner of Fulton-Street".

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Book, print shop; New York, N.Y.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1958 by the Argosy Book Shop. It is possible that these engravings were part of the Benson Lossing papers, the Robert Fridenberg Gallery records, or the Bland Gallery records, all donated to the Archives in 1958.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818 -- Portraits Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ames, Fisher, 1758-1808 -- Portraits Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948 -- Portraits Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859 -- Portraits Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813 -- Portraits Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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