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Middleton, Strobridge & Co. (engraver)
Jane H. Corwin
12.4 x 7.5 cm
Library Company of Philadelphia
Am 1858 Cor 78834.O, The harp of home; or, The medley. / By Jane H. Corwin.
Engraved by: Middleton Strobridge & Co. Engr's & Printers
Waist-length portrait of the writer wearing a locket containing the portrait of her husband and holding a small portrait of her three sons.
In Corwin, Jane H. The harp of home (Cincinnati, 1858), frontispiece.
Facsimile signature: Yours with respect Jane H Corwin.
Mrs. Jane H. Corwin was a newspaper writer who frequently published pseudonymously. Two letters attached to the Library Company copy reveal that, in the years following the book’s initial publication, her husband died and her three surviving sons fought in the Civil War, and the losses suffered rendered her penniless.