Frank H. Taylor (1846-1927). “Fairmount Park. Scenes in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia with a Map Showing the Site of the Proposed Centennial Buildings.”
New York: The Daily Graphic, June 20, 1873, 17 ½ x 12 (image). Wood engraving. Hand color. With one horizontal and one vertical fold. Else very good condition. Framed with UV filtering glass. Not examined out of frame and sold as is. A/A
Frank Hamilton Taylor a native of Rochester, New York, served briefly in the Civil War, afterwards relocating to Philadelphia, where he worked for a lithographic firm, then established his own in the 1870s. He also became a “special artist,” sketching for publications such as the Daily Graphic and Harper’s Weekly. He turned to writing articles as well as illustrating them, later publishing books on topics such as the Civil War (Philadelphia in the Civil War, 1860-1865), Valley Forge Park, the Alan Wood Steel Company, Ocean City, N. J., and the Port of Philadelphia. Aware of the importance of historical documentation, Taylor in Ever-Changing Philadelphia illustrated the status from which the city would continue to evolve.