Vintage and Original
John Kimball (1821 – 1913).
1885 engraving print portrait of John Kimball (1821 – 1913) – Extracted from History of Merrimack and Belknap Counties New Hampshire. Edited by D. Hamilton Hurd. Published by J. W. Lewis & Co. Philadelphia in the year 1885. (This is a portrait page from the above listed book. Prints from books are usually printed on heavier paper then the text printed page, as this print is. The extracted print will have holes on the binding side and it may or may not have the protected tissue attached.
Engraving by F. T. Stuart, Boston.
Condition: Yellowed (mostly around the edge borders/margins) and some foxing spots. Crease lower right corner.
Entire page measures about 7 3/8″ x 10 5/8″. Image and signature measure about 4″ x 6″
Matted and framed this 1885 print would make a wonderful ancestral hanging.
According to Wikipedia – Kimball was born in Canterbury, New Hampshire to Benjamin and Ruth (Ames) Kimball on April 13, 1821. As a young child he moved with his family to Boscawen, New Hampshire where he was educated in the local public schools. Kimball then went to Concord Academy in Concord, New Hampshire for one year, after which he went to work as an apprentice for one of his relatives where he learned how to construct mills and machinery. On May 27, 1846, Kimball married Maria H. Phillips of Rupert, Vermont. They had one child, a daughter Clara Maria Kimball. Maria Kimball died on December 22, 1894, and Kimball married Charlotte Atkinson on October 15, 1895. In 1856 Kimball was elected to the Common Council of Concord, New Hampshire. He was reelected and chosen President of that body the next year. In 1857 Kimball was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, and he was reelected in 1859. In Kimball was elected the Mayor of Concord, New Hampshire in 1872, and reelected in each of the next three years his second year in the legislature, Kimball served as the Chair on the committee on state prison. In November 1880 Kimball was elected to the New Hampshire Senate from District Number Ten, and when the legislature was organized he was chosen as President of the New Hampshire Senate. Kimball died on June 2, 1913, at his home in Concord, New Hampshire. – John Kimball’s Wikipedia Page
*Colors of the scanned photo may vary slightly from the actual print as all monitors and screens are calibrated differently.
Scans are ENLARGED to show detail.