1852 Wood Engraving Art American House Hotel Hanover St Boston MA Cityscape YGP2


"The American House, Boston"

This is an original 1852 black and white in-text wood engraving of the historic American House hotel (est. 1835), that was located at 56 Hanover Street in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Famous guests of the hotel include John Brown and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The hotel was closed in 1935 and the building was demolished and replaced by a parking lot.


This 161+ 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.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 4.75 inches; 14 x 12 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 present a collection of antique wood engravings from the 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 of Victorian era images, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph.