in 1839, there is little evidence of its being employed in the Pictorial.
The tornado of August 23, 1851, is there depicted, the locality being the site of the West Medford postoffice and opposite.
How artists' views might differ can be seen in a view of the same place and occurrence in the Illustrated National Mirror.
In 1855 came the publication of the History of Medford, by Rev. Charles Brooks, and in this are eight steel engravings.
Medford had then the Daguerreian Rooms of O. R. Wilkinson, not as yet styled a photographer.
His work forms the basis of three of these.
The first, we notice, shows five buildings on Main street (all there today), the second story of the left-hand one unchanged, save that the artist's sign is gone.
Several people are at the store door, women and children are looking in the windows—Tinkham's now—and a man is stooping over, as if in pain.
Next is one with a big black sign over the door and a smaller one that looks like Drugs beside it. I