So far as is known, no reproduction of this view has ever been made, though several attempts have failed.
In 1839, Barber's Historical Collection was published, the author himself making the illustrating sketches in the various Massachuptember, 1920, may be seen his work in portraying Medford.
This view is printed from the same wood block made and used in 1839.
It is not without its inaccuracies, as was noticed in that and subsequent issues; still, to old residents the view was cognizable.
In 1839 the engraver on steel or wood had to be furnished a sketch or drawing of the scene to be portrayed, and not all artists were expert, as we have already shown.
Some painted on canvas, some pencilled on paper— and some drew on thpictorial weekly.
His illustrations were on a larger scale, engraved on wood, and though the invention of Daguerre was in 1839, there is little evidence of its being employed in the Pictorial.
The tornado of August 23, 1851, is there depicted, th