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1873 Wood Engraving RH Carter Art Firefighter Brigade Truro England Ship YTG5

1873 Wood Engraving RH Carter Art Firefighter Brigade Truro England Ship YTG5

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"The Truro Volunteer Fire Brigade at a Fire on the Quay Side"

This is an original 1873 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration by R.H. Carter that depicts firefighters of the Truro Volunteer Fire Brigade attempting to put out a fire aboard a French brigantine sailing ship at anchor along the Malpas Road in Truro, Cornwall, England during the Victorian era.


This 140+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 7.25 inches; 25 x 18 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 proud to present a collection of wood engravings from 1873 issues of The Graphic magazine that illustrate the people, places, and events of Victorian era England, including hare coursing at Great Altcar, London cityscapes, sailing ships of the British Royal Navy, and many others! To continue indulging your inner Anglophile, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

This piece was illustrated by Carter, R.H.. There is no visible artist signature.

Keywords specific to this image: Firemen, Nautical

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