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"F. Gleason, Publisher"
This is an original 1852 black and white in-text wood engraving of a portrait of Frederick Gleason (1817-1896), publisher of Gleason's Pictorial illustrated weekly. He is also widely considered to be "the father of illustrated journalism".
This 161+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Moderate aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Some light surface rub. Light water staining. 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.