The Statue of William Penn for the Tower of the New City Hall, Philadelphia. PENNSYLVANIA - PHILADELPHIA.
The Statue of William Penn for the Tower of the New City Hall, Philadelphia.

The Statue of William Penn for the Tower of the New City Hall, Philadelphia.

New York. Harper's Weekly. 02-25- 1888.
Single page featuring 8 wood engravings of the sculpting of the statue in complete issue of Harper's Weekly of February 25, 1888; good condition, disbound; illustrated in black and white. Includes a double-page centerfold illustration allegorizing the Monopoly as a pirate ship destroying the flag-ship of Competition, a cover illustration of a one-man-band, and several interesting vignettes on contemporary technologies ranging from the electric chair to a German flying-machine. Also a full page wood engraving 'Feeding and Catching Terrapin on a Maryland "farm"' and an amusing 1/4 page illustration on the backpage showing that human nature doesn't change: "The Reigning Monarch; or, the Master of the Situation. The Plumber, who demands enormous fees before he'll attend to your pipes that freeze." Item #28405

Price: $35.00

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