Gleason's Pictorial Companion [1854]

Descriptive Object

Framed original of p.312 of Vol.6 of Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion with two  engravings of Indian Island as seen from the ferry landing, sketched by a young Samuel Smith Kilburn (1831-1903) and engraved by A.B. (?) along with some (rather minimal) accompanying text.  This page was part of No. 20 of that year, which issue was published on May 20, 1854. Kilburn went on to become a well-known illustrator. The American Antiquarian Society in Worchester (MA) still holds his sketchbooks from 1855 to 1860. No earlier sketchbooks appear to have survived.