Boston. M. M. Ballou. 09-22- 1855.
Weekly newspaper, September 22, 1855, pp 177 to 192. Front page features and extensive illustrated article devoted to the French Actress Mademoiselle Rachel, with the illustration depicting her in the role of Racine’s "Phèdre." Small discolored spot in the image, overall good clean condition. Text reports her "representation of Phedre is perhaps her highest achievement.... The audience is swept away by the stormy torrent of emotions that rises at her will...and she is hailed, without one dissentient voice, as the queen of the tragic stage." The newspaper also contains an article with six large wood-engraved illustrations, three to a page, depicting an exterior view of the factory and the various stages of production at Walcott’s Button-Hole Manufactory, Pawtucket, R.I. The article and illustrations offer a remarkable glimpse into mid-19th century labor-intensive manufacturing of small domestic goods. Item #54118