This is an engraving of James Kilbourn, founder of Worthington, Ohio. Prior to the invention of photography, engravings were a popular means of reproducing portraits. Engravings were used in books and newspapers for illustrations as photographs are now. Son of an impoverished farmer, James Kilbourn set out on his own at 16, illiterate and poor. Self-educated and self-made, his life typifies the frontier entrepreneur. He founded the cities of Worthington, Bucyrus, Norton, Lockbourne and Sandusky, served in the U.S. Congress, and was active in the religious and political life of Columbus and Ohio.