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John Warner Barber

Barber, John Warner, 1798–1885, American engraver, b. East Windsor, Conn. He opened (1823) a business in New Haven, where he produced religious and historical books, illustrated with his own wood and steel engravings. He is best known for books on state, national, and local history, in which his vivid engravings caught the flavor and appearance of city, town, and countryside in his day.

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