SAMUEL R. JOHNSTON [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

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1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Samuel R. Johnston extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Samuel R. Johnston, born in Pittsburgh in 1797, received an excellent education and then acquired a knowledge of the printing business in the house of Cramer & Spear. In 1818 this business passed to the control of Mr. Johnston and his brother-in-law. From 1819 to 1822 they published the Pittsburgh Gazette, a weekly paper. They also published the St. Louis Register and the Republican Advocate. Eventually becoming Johnston and Stockton, the firm published both school books and general interest books comprising many hundreds of volumes. He was a successful businessman and staunch pillar of the community until his death in 1854.

Title: SAMUEL R. JOHNSTON [Steel Engraved Portrait]

Author Name: Cushing, Thomas

Categories: Biography and Autobiography, 19th Century, Americana and American History,

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner Co.: 1889

Binding: Print

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 35328

Keywords: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania History Samuel R. Johnston Allegheny County