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1860's Louisa M. Macomber, Writer & Author, Original Engraved Portrait


     This is a beautiful old engraved literary advertising trade card of a portrait of 19th century American writer and author, Louisa M. Macomber. She wrote: "An Autumnal Wreath: A Religious Souvenir", a book published and printed by the office of the Norfolk County Gazette in 1871. This is most likely an early advertising piece for one of her books.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
She is the author of: An Autumnal Wreath: A Religious Souvenir
Originally published: 1871
Author: Louisa M. Macomber
Excerpt from An Autumnal Wreath: "A Religious Souvenir These leaves, which have been gathered at long intervals, and many of them lain away in dusty drawers since the writers early girlhood, are w, at the solicitation of friends, collected and woven into a wreath, to he presented as a keepsake to our many friends. Some of them have appeared in print, yet but very few of them have ever been suffered to see the light. Very many of them were gathered in hope and gladness, when the rich blessings of health and strength were ours to enjoy; when the inspiring voice of friendship was music to our ear, and when we ever delighted to reciprocate those tender and endearing sentiments; others were gathered from the dark boughs of the mournful cypress, when the heart was oppressed with its load of grief, when the kind ministrations of friendship were as a soothing balm to the wounded spirit; while many, indeed, were gathered from beneath the drooping branches of the weeping willow, where love and friendship have long since reposed in dust. The writer makes pretensions to erudition in the production of this simple wreath; the sentiments of which it is composed are the spontaneous outgushings of a heart whose sincerity and simplicity must be its only apology."

It was found in Chester, Windsor County, Vermont. It is a rare and beautifully engraved portrait of this 19th century female, or woman author, a highly unusual occupation for a woman in those days. It is engraved on a soft rag paper, with her signature printed in detail. A beautiful old Macomber family genealogy piece.

Size: 2.5 x 4.5 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy    Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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