Edward S. Hall (active 1860-1862)

thumb Edward S. Hall was born in England about the year 1840. Little is known of his life, but by 1860 he was a resident of New York and established as a book illustrator, having provided the illustrations for James Brady’s A Christmas Dream (New York, 1860). In 1861 he worked for Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper and was sent to Baltimore, MD with Francis B. Schell to cover the Baltimore riots. Throughout the spring and summer of 1862 he covered the war in Virginia. Leslie’s published twenty-two of his drawings from this period. The Becker Collection contains drawings Hall made in Maryland in 1861. [biographical entry by Kristina Wilson]

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