Homer, Winslow (illus).
Boston. Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion. 08-15- 1857.
Front cover half-page wood engraving from Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, August 15, 1857, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, with accompanying text article. Toning to paper, a couple of small foxed spots, a few marginal tears repaired with archival mending tape (one entering image). This is one of the many evocative views of Boston, Massachusetts that Winslow Homer sketched for the Boston publication, Ballou's Pictorial. It shows "a scene dear to the heart of every Bostonian - the Fountain on the Common", with women and children gathered, toy ships sailing, etc. Item #44267