The Grounds and Buildings of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition at Nashville
Drawn by Harry Fenn
Top: The Rialto Jake Wantango
Middle: General View Looking West
Bottom: The N—o Building
Circle Insert: Mineral and Forestry Building
approx. 11″ x 16″
Fair Market Value: $220.00
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From the mid 1800’s to the turn of the century, even before many could read, the extremely popular illustrated newspapers such as Harper’s Weekly and Frank Leslie’s Illustrated pictured the news and events of the times.
Special artist-correspondents were present at the event to accurately sketch the scene as it was making history. These sketches were rushed to the East Coast publishers whereby skilled artisans engraved them on wood blocks.
Within a week after the event the printed illustrated newspapers were in the public’s hands. Today their value to collectors is twofold: as historically accurate records, and as exquisitely engraved works of art.