L.B. Folger and C. Kallenback: MEMPHIS – BIRD'S EYE VIEW – SUPPLEMENT TO THE APPEAL. Scarce lithograph on paper aerial view of Memphis, Tennessee, as it appeared circa 1890 or earlier, showing the Mississippi River front with cotton bales being loaded onto steamboats, the U.S. Customs House, and horses and carriages traversing numerous downtown streets. Notably absent is the Cossitt Library at Front Street and Monroe, completed in 1893. Matted and housed under glass in a narrow black contemporary frame. Sight – 20 1/2" H x 31" W. Framed – 24" H x 36" W. Circa 1888. Note: the Memphis Appeal newspaper was founded in 1841 and merged in 1890 with the Memphis Avalanche to become the short-lived Memphis Appeal Avalanche, a forerunner of the current day Memphis Commercial Appeal. Provenance: Private West Tennessee Collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Separations and losses up to 1/4" at fold lines; possible tape backing to fold lines. Scattered light creasing. Not examined out of frame.
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