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1852 Wood Engraving Art Explosion Steamboat Reindeer Hudson River Nautical YGP2

1852 Wood Engraving Art Explosion Steamboat Reindeer Hudson River Nautical YGP2

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"Explosion of the Steamer Reindeer, on the Hudson River"

This is an original 1852 black and white in-text wood engraving of the boiler explosion of the steamship Reindeer on the Hudson River on September 4, 1852. Tragically, the incident left fifty people scalded and several others killed or presumed drowned.


This 161+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Light water staining. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 6 inches; 25 x 15 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.

This piece was illustrated by Charles H. Chapin. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

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