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This is an original 1872 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration by Alfred Rudolph Waud a breached levee or crevasse on the Mississippi River.
This 142+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. Light water stain - bottom left corner. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of antique steel and wood engravings from 1872 featuring landscapes and scenery from across the American continent. These illustrations provide a window into nineteenth century America, with its unspoilt and pastoral landscapes and rivers, bustling cityscapes, and notable architecture. The work of various artists and illustrators, including Harry Fenn, John Douglas Woodward, Granville Perkins, Jules Tavernier, and Alfred R. Waud, each item in this collection is detailed enough to look absolutely stunning framed. A remarkable collection of historical American memorabilia!
This piece was illustrated by Waud, Alfred Rudolph. Artist initials in print - bottom left of image.