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Roy L. Williams            
Director of Public Relations        
Birmingham Public Library             
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067            
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E-mail: rlwilliams@bham.lib.al.us
 
For immediate release Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
 
 Engravings from 19th Century Newspapers exhibit to begin Dec. 4 at Central Library 

What: Alabama Illustrated: Engravings from 19th Century Newspapers Exhibit 
When: Monday, Dec. 4, 2017-Feb. 2, 2018. BPL Archivist Jim Baggett will offer a free gallery tour at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. No reservations required.
Where: Central Library, 4th floor Gallery, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35242
Details:  “Alabama Illustrated: Engravings from 19th Century Newspapers” is an exhibit from the collections of the Birmingham Public Library Archives featuring images of Alabama people, places, and events that appeared in national and international newspapers from the 1850s to the 1890s.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-“Alabama Illustrated: Engravings from 19th Century Newspapers,” an exhibit from the collections of the Birmingham Public Library Archives Department, will be on display at the Central Library beginning Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. 

The exhibit will be in the Central Library’s Fourth Floor Gallery, 2100 Park Place in downtown Birmingham. “Alabama Illustrated: Engravings from 19th Century Newspapers” features images of Alabama people, places, and events that appeared in national and international newspapers from the 1850s to the 1890s.

Prior to the 1890s, the technology did not exist to reproduce photographs in newspapers inexpensively. To provide illustrations for their readers, national and international papers like Harper's Weekly, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, and the Illustrated London News sent artists around the world to draw pictures that were then engraved onto copper plates and printed in the newspapers. Many of these artists visited Alabama, and this exhibition features 28 examples of their work.

BPL Archivist Jim Baggett will offer a free gallery tour at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Reservations are not required. An accompanying book, “Alabama Illustrated: Engravings from 19th Century Newspapers,” by James L. Baggett and Kelsey Scouten Bates. is available from Turner Publishing. For more information, click on this link: https://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2017/11/alabama-illustrated-engravings-from.html
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