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"Columbia Hose Company, of Philadelphia"
This is an original 1851 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration that depicts a fire engine made by the Columbia Hose Company parading down the city streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
This 162+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of antique wood engravings from the 1851-1852 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. To continue browsing this unique collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph.
Reproductive art by Worcester.