About the Poster: The Illustrated London News appeared first on Saturday 14 May 1842, as the world's first illustrated weekly news magazine. Founded by Herbert Ingram, it appeared weekly until 1971, then less frequently thereafter, and ceased publication in 2003.
This small engraving is captioned "Montreal - Island Wharf. Putting up the Light House" ... A little research on Montreal lighthouse history turned up this tidbit "In 1849, a lighthouse was established on a pier at the canal's western entrance to help mariner's make the transition between the canal and Lake St. Louis. This wooden tower stood twenty feet high and displayed the light from one lamp, set in a reflector." I'm uncertain if that is the lighthouse in question, but it very well might be.
Professionally matted in an antiqued white mat, this engraving is ready to frame. A perfect gift for a historian, a sailor or any Montrealer!