1887, "San Antonio, Texas," Harper's Weekly

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1887, "San Antonio, Texas," This relief  line engraving from Harper's Weekly was printed with plates made from drawings done by Harry Fenn. Fenn made his drawings from photographs. It shows from top, clockwise: Market in Military Plaza; The Alamo; The Cathedral; Parade Ground; 1st Mission - Conception; Doorway, 2nd Mission. At center, a Window in 2nd Mission. "Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization," was the creation of Fletcher Harper, one of the four brothers who founded the famous printing and publishing house in 1857. It was Harper’s intention to publish a high quality, weekly newspaper, featuring literature having only a limited number of pictures suitable for family reading. By the end of its first year, however, the "Weekly" had become a fully illustrated and sought after publication. With the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, its circulation and influence increased dramatically increased and the paper earned a justified place as one of the leading newspapers in the country.



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