Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion
Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion was a 19th-century illustrated periodical published in Boston, Massachusetts. The magazine was founded by Frederick Gleason in 1851. The publication name was changed to Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion in 1855, after managing editor Maturin Murray Ballou bought out the interest of Gleason. The magazine absorbed the Illustrated News of New York in 1853. The Pictorial featured artists such as Winslow Homer, and authors such as: Giddings H. Ballou, Susan H. Blaisdell, Alice Carey, Sylvanus Cobb, Jr., Sophronia Currier, Mrs. S.P. Doughty, Francis A. Durivage, Aglaus Forrester, Mrs. H.C. Gardner, Joseph Holt Ingraham, Grace Lee, Mary A. Lowell, Mary L. Meany, Ellen Alice Moriarty, Arthur Morton, Frances P. Pepperell, Mary E. Robinson, M.V. St. Leon, Frederick Ward Saunders, Sue M. Scott, Maurice Silingsby, Frederick Stanhope, Horace B. Staniford, John Thornberry, Winnie Woodfern, and Joseph Wolf.
Issue for 18 October 1851, showing Gleason's Publishing Hall, Tremont Street, Boston
Anti-Slavery meeting on the Boston Common (Gleason's, May 1851)
Fourth of July festivities at Faneuil Hall, Boston, 1853
Engraving of Paul Morphy by Winslow Homer (Ballou's, July 2, 1859)
Franklin College in Athens, GA, USA
- David Tatham (Summer 1986). "A Drawing by Winslow Homer: Corner of Winter, Washington and Summer Streets". American Art Journal. 18 (3).
- Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion. v.1 (1851); v.2 (1852); v.3 (1852); v.4 (1853); v.5-6 (1853–54).
- Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion. v.7-8 (1854–55); v.9-10 (1855–56); v.11-12 (1856–57); v.13-14 (1857–58); v.15-16 (1858–59); v.17 (1859).
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