Carl Schurz was a German immigrant to the United States, settling in Watertown, Wisconsin i9n 1852. Apparently he was not involved in the food or canning business; the use of his name and image by Watertown Canning Co. appears instead to be tribute to a prominent past citizen. Rather, he became involved with politics on a national level, serving as a senator from Missouri and as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior under President Rutherford B. Hayes. He moved to New York City in 1881 and continued to be active in political activism and was an editorial writer there for Harpers Weekly. Carl Schurz Park, a large public park in New York City, is named for him. It is in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan, formerly a largely German-American community. The park contains Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the Mayor of New York City
Stamped verso: Kimball-Storer Co. 500 So. Fourth St. Minneapolis.
The Kimball-Storer Company was a Minneapolis, Minnesota, printing and firm that also published books. It was in business from at least 1897 to at least the 1920s.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning, wear, handling associated with working illustration art.
“Carl Schurz.” Wikipedia. 8 September 2017. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Schurz (29 September 2017).