A Guide to the Graham R. Hodges Print Collection, ca. 1853-1919
Most of the prints in this collection come from the pages of Leslie’s and Harper’s Weekly magazines. During their heyday these two publications accounted for a large number of the illustrations that were seen by the average American. Both were particularly distinguished in the images that they published during the Civil War. Harper’s Weekly was published from 1857 to 1916. Leslie’s Weekly dated from 1852-1922. Graham R. Hodges was a pastor from New York who collected these prints over a number of years and then donated them to the Briscoe Center for American History.
Subjects for the lithographs and engravings in this collection include the Civil War, the Spanish American War, the American West, the South, Latin America and Texas. Also included are portraits, mainly of politicians and military personnel, and images of various entertainments and fashions representative of popular culture in the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The collection is open for research.
Graham R. Hodges Print Collection, ca. 1853-1919, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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