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1876 Engraving Colored National Convention Nashville TN Black Americana Historic - Period Paper

1876 Engraving Colored National Convention Nashville TN Black Americana Historic

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"The Colored National Convention"

This is an original 1876 black and white in-text wood engraving from a photograph by Carl Caspar Giers of the Colored National Convention held April 5-7, 1876 in Nashville, Tennessee. This convention was part of a national movement from 1830 until well after the Civil War where Black people came together in state and national political gatherings to discuss issues of justice, labor, healthcare, temperance and educational equality.


This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Original mailing center crease. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 14.5 x 10 inches; 37 x 25 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of antique in-text wood engravings and advertisements from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1875-1876. These engravings and ads provide an excellent historical record of people, places, and events important to mid-Victorian America. This collection includes not only medical quackery ads, but many images from the 1876 Centennial Exposition. The Exposition was a World's Fair held in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia from May 10 to November 10, 1876, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.

Photography by Carl Caspar Giers.