Theo. R. Davis (1840-94). “Long Branch, From the Sea.” From Harpers Weekly.
New York: August 23, 1873. 9 1/2 x 30 (image). Text under image 9 x 33. Large supplement with folds as originally issued. Hair margin on right hand side. Old tape stains on verso. Folds have been professionally repaired and reinforced. Otherwise, fine condition.
Note: light reflections in photo due to protective plastic covering.A wonderful birds-eye view of Long Branch, New Jersey issued in a special supplement to Harper Weekly. In its day, Harpers Weekly was one of the best sources for lively, informative images of America and it remains so, today. Each issue was filled with popular genre and detailed historical prints through which much of the country got its visual information about their world. Views of American landscapes were among the most popular of prints of the period, and this is a particularly nice example of that genre.