Francis W. Palmer (1827-1902)

Francis Wayland Palmer learned the printing trade as a boy and went on to be not just an editor and publisher but a politician as well. In New York, he owned The Jamestown Journal (1848-58) and was a member of the state assembly (1853-1854). He moved to Iowa in 1858 and became an owner and editor of the Dubuque Times and was also appointed the State Printer of Iowa (1861-1869). Palmer then bought the Iowa State Register. He was elected as a Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa (1868-1873). President Hayes appointed him to be the postmaster for Chicago (1877-1885). Finally, he served as the public printer of the United States from 1889 until 1894 and again from 1897 until 1905.

1870 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
download hi-res watermarked image
Related Categories:

All Licensed images are available for download as jpeg files at 300 dpi of original size.

If your project requires an image at higher resolution, please contact us (be sure to include item number). Custom requests may require an additional charge.