"The Latest News from Florida": Wood Engravings from 19th Century Periodicals

"The Latest News from Florida": Wood Engravings from 19th Century Periodicals

Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art
A. Worley Brown & Family Gallery

             Open November 18, 2017 - May 18, 2022

Wood engravings from 19th century illustrated magazines and journals documenting events in the remote land of Florida - a state that few northerners knew a lot about or would ever visit. The works in this exhibit are grouped into three sections - "life", "industry", and "war". "Life" includes depictions of daily activities and amusements. "Industry" includes depictions of processes such as citrus growing and harvesting and preparing Spanish moss for commercial purposes. "War" includes depictions of the armaments, military activities, fortification structures, and naval events. These topics proved to be of interest to those who bought these publications. 


2022 Exhibit Sponsors
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.