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This is an original 1854 black and white in-text wood engraving of a painting "Battle of New Orleans" by Thomas Light Merritt.
This 160+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light foxing and aging. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is printing on the verso. Please note that the small white marks in the bottom right corner and bottom margin are just reflections on the digital image -- they are NOT on the item.
Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of antique wood engravings from the 1854 Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion. Founded by "the father of illustrated journalism" Frederick Gleason in 1851, this 19th century illustrated periodical was published in Boston, Massachusetts. It provides an excellent historical record of people, places, and events important to mid-Victorian America.
This piece was illustrated by Merritt, Thomas Light. There is no visible artist signature.