Missouri State Capitol Building in Jefferson City depicted in an 1836 steel engraving from "Meyer's Universum"

Meyer’s Universum Steel Engravings

Karen SteelyBirdseye Views

These steel engravings are from the “Most remarkable places and objects of all countries” included in Meyer’s Universum, published by the Bibliographic Institute founded by Joseph Meyers. Shared here are four Missouri scenes which date between 1830 and 1850.

1876 wood engraving of Peter and Sarah Ellen (Harris) Keplinger and their farm.


Karen SteelyBirdseye Views, Commemorative

Lithographs from steel and wood engravings published prior to 1923 are in the public domain and can be an informative addition to your family history.