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VICTORIAN ERA WASHINGTON CITY BOOKLET PUBLISHED BY EDWARD FITZKI 1873 (MYSTERY)

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    Posted 4 years ago

    julius0019
    (24 items)

    This is a very interesting early guide to Victorian era Washington City, (DC). It is a fold out hardback book with wonderful lithographic illustrations of the capital. With the attention to detail and fine lithographs, they may have been given to visiting dignitaries as a guide to the capital. It must be rare, as I can't seem to find another example anywhere on line. I am hoping to find out more information about it. If anyone is knowledgeable and can help, I would greatly appreciate it...

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    1. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 4 years ago
      The Library of Congress has a copy.

      T A
    2. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Nice lithographic views.

      These mid to late 19th century "city views" and "city guides" were very popular. I have seen them for many major cities (NYC, DC....). Since they were originally made as a souvenir item, many have survived well.

      I don't know the original numbers made on your piece.

      scott
    3. julius0019, 4 years ago
      Thank you so much for the help. I figured that it was used as a tourist reference guide or souvenir. The Washington City must be somewhat scarce; I couldn't find another example. Nothing on a google search; Even Abe Books had nothing...

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