1862 Wood Engraving Upper Potomac River Dam Number 4 American Civil War NYN1


"Dam No. 4, Upper Potomac, Guarded by Union Troops"

This is an original 1861 black and white in-text wood engraving from a sketch by R. S. Todd of dam number 4 on the upper Potomac River, guarded by Union troops during the American Civil War.


This 152+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. No creases. No natural defects. 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 9.5 x 5.5 inches; 24 x 14 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 offer an unusual and rare collection of Civil War era wood engravings and advertising from the New York Illustrated News. This collection will be of interest to historians of the American Civil War and collectors of original Civil War memorabilia.