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Assorted TN Prints and Ephemera, 30 items total. 1st item: "Fourth Annual Report of the Public Schools of the City of Nashville, Tennessee" imprint, published by Smith, Camp, and Company, Printers, Patriot Office, 22 pages with a table of attendance, 1858. Paper and string bound book reporting the activities of the Nashville Public Schools of past year, submitted by J. F. Pearl, Superintendent, to the Board of Education, detailing information concerning subjects such as the deaths of the teachers and pupils, discipline and attendance, and examples of questions to be answered by candidates of the High Schools regarding English Grammar, Geography, Arithmetic, History, Latin, Watts on the Mind, and Spelling. Preceding the example questions, Pearl closes his report by repeating the petition "Give us a commodious school house on College Hill, and an Examination Hall upon the lot adjoining the Hume Building". 8 3/8" H x 5 1/4" W. 2nd item: Sepia toned photograph depicting "North on Gay St." after a "Big Fire at Knoxville, Tenn–April 8th 1897, "Hotel Knox" started". Features the burned-out building facades near Sanford, Chamberlain and Albers Druggists, with views of telegraph wires and crowds of people surveying the damage. Mounted to card stock. Photograph – 4 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W. Card stock – 5 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W. Late 19th century. 3rd item: "Buildings and Forts (TN/GA/VA)", Plate CXXIV, lithographed with tinted color by Julius Bien & Company, published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1895. From "Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1861-1865". Depicts 9 scenes of significant Civil War buildings and forts in Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia including "Nashville, Tenn. from the South-East. Showing the State Capitol", "Buzzard Roost Gap and Rocky Face Ridge, GA", and "Battery Spofford, VA". Image – 16 1/4" H x 27 1/4" W. Sheet – 18 1/4" H x 29" W. 4th item: "Nashville, Tenn. from the South-East. Showing the State Capitol", part of "Buildings and Forts (TN/GA/VA)", Plate CXXIV, lithographed with tinted color by Julius Bien & Company, published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1895. From "Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1861-1865". Mounted to matte and sealed with plastic. Image – 8 5/8" H x 11 1/2" W. Matte – 12" H x 16" W. 5th item: "Cumberland Gap" steel plate engraving with hand coloring by Samuel V. Hunt, after Harry Fenn, published by Daniel Appleton and Company, New York, circa 1972. From "Picturesque America" by William Cullen Bryant. Housed in black wooden frame with matte. Image – 5 1/4" H x 7 7/8" W. Sight – 7 1/4" H x 9 1/8" W. Framed – 13 1/8" H x 6 1/4" W. 6th and 7th items: Two engravings with later hand coloring depicting Nashville, one from "A Comprehensive View of Our Country and Its Resources ", by James D. McCabe Jr., published by the Hubbard Brothers, Philadelphia, 1876. Both with text pages en verso. Both housed in wooden frames. Images range in size from 2 1/2" H x 3 3/4" W to 2 5/8" H x 4" W. Frames range in size from 5 5/8" H x 9 1/4" W to 7 3/8" H x 8 1/2" W. 8th and 9th items: Two copper plate engravings with hand coloring titled "General View of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee", drawn by Dr. B. Howard, published by Harper's Weekly, 1862, and "Army of the Cumberland–Nashville and its Fortifications", published by Harper's Weekly, 1864. "Cumberland Gap" engraving has linen backing. Both mounted to mattes. Images approximately – 6" H x 9" W. Sheets approximately – 8" H x 10 3/4" W. Mattes approximately – 11" H x 14 1/8" W. 10th and 11th items: Two woodcut engravings, one with hand coloring, of "The State Capitol, at Nashville, Tennessee", published by Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, 1857. The uncolored engraving includes the original full page with "A Prayer Wheel at Cashmere, India," engraving and text. Both engravings mounted to mattes, colored engraving sealed with plastic. Images approximately – 5 1/2" H x 7 7/8" W. Mattes approximately – 11" H x 13" W. 12th item: Copper plate engraving with hand coloring titled "Central Tennessee College", drawn by Wheeler Marshall Bruce, with "Central Certificates" text page en verso. Mounted to matte. Image – 3 5/8" H x 7 1/8" W. Sheet – 7 3/8" H x 10 3/4" W. Matte – 11" H x 14" W. 13th item: "Tennessee Centennial Exposition: The National Event of 1897" program, published by Marshall and Bruce Company, Nashville, circa 1897. The 38 page program features black and white images of significant buildings, including a "Bird's Eye View of Exposition", descriptions of the planned events, and nearby points of interest including Civil War battlefields and national cemeteries. Folded – 8 5/8" H x 4" W. Unfolded – 8 5/8" H x 15 3/8" W. 14th-24th items: Ten postcards, five chromolithographs, four sepia toned photographs, and one lithograph, depicting scenes in and around Nashville, Tennessee. "St. Ann's Church and Rectory and Martin Hall" postcard is addressed to Mrs. Louisa Sebring, Halifat, Kansas with writing in black in from her sister, and a one cent Franklin stamp, illegible postmark. Four photograph postcards housed in plastic sleeve. Postcards approximately – 3 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W. Early/mid 20th century. 25th-26th items: Two woodcut engravings titled "Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee", sketched by H. P. Whinnery, engraved by Rattlescraw. Depicts the majority of the Vanderbilt University campus including the Chancellor's Residence, the Science Hall, the Observatory, the Main Building, and others. Buildings labeled below map. Image – 9 3/4" H x 14 1/2" W. Sheets range in size from 11 3/4" H x 16" W to 12 1/2" H x 19" W. 27th-28th items: Two paper advertisements, one chromolithograph, one lithograph, for Knoxville businesses. Chromolithograph is to advertise the opening of "The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company" at 322 Union Street, Knoxville, TN and depicts "Madison Square, Hoffman House and Broadway in New York city. The lithograph is to advertise "Roth Coal Co", Yard at Oak St., Office at 603 Prince Street, Knoxville TN, and depicts "7,500 Tons Pure White Moss" in the yard. Chromolithograph – 6 1/4" H x 8 1/2" W. Lithograph – 4" H x 9 1/4" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. 29th-30th items: Two pages with engravings and text related to Tennessee with information about population, climate, industries, government, etc. South Dakota engraving and text page en verso of page 378. Pages range in size from 13 1/2" x 11 1/4" W to 14 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W. Early 20th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition. 1" tear top of binding visible from page 19 to end of imprint. Few foxing spots, largest 1/8" lower left of cover. Top right corners of page 21 and back cover torn. 2nd item: Overall good condition. Two black pen marks, largest 1", top left of photograph. 3rd item: Light toning around edges of sheet. Two tears, largest 1 1/4", center bottom edge of sheet. 4th item: Overall excellent condition. Not examined out of matte. 5th item: Minute foxing spots on surface of sheet. Not examined out of frame. 6th and 7th items: Minute foxing spots on surfaces of sheets. Not examined out of frames. 8th and 9th items: Minute foxing spots on surface of sheets. 10th and 11th items: Toning on edges of uncolored sheet. Colored engraving in overall excellent condition. Not examined out of matte. 12th item: Slight toning on edges of sheet. 13th item: Light overall toning. 14th-24th items: Overall good condition with slight wear expected from age. 25th-26th items: Overall excellent condition. Slight toning, bends, tears on larger sheet. 27th-28th items: Advertisements exhibit foxing spots, scuffs, and paper tears to be expected from age. 29th-30th items: Overall good condition. Slight toning around edges of pages.