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Auction 182, Lot 763


"Travelling West in America",

Subject: Prints - Western United States

Period: 1887 (published)

Publication: The Illustrated London News

Color: Black & White

20.5 x 13.6 inches
52.1 x 34.5 cm
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This fascinating sheet features 12 vignettes illustrating frontier life in the American West. It was published in the April 16, 1887 edition of The Illustrated London News. Among the illustrations are portraits of a "bull-whacker" and "mule-skinner"; a hanging corpse that serves as a warning for horse thieves; the bridge over North Platte; horses at a campsite drinking "the last water for thirty miles"; a stagecoach on runners in the snow; a curve on the Deadwood road; Native Americans on horseback; and a bull train. According to a brief article titled "Travelling West in America" on verso: "The modern American type of civilisation is spreading over the entire region of the Great West, and is already effacing, or at least is pushing into the background, what remained of its former condition."


Condition: A

A bright sheet with a few minor spots of foxing.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $26

Closed on 4/28/2021