1852 Wood Engraving Art General Winfield Scott Portrait US Army Military YGP2

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"Gen. Winfield Scott - Whig Candidate for the Presidency"

This is an original 1852 black and white in-text wood engraving of a portrait of United States Army General Winfield Scott (1786-1866), who was the unsuccessful Whig Party candidate for the US Presidential Election in 1852. Over the course of this military career, Gen. Scott served in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, the Mexican-American War, the Second Seminole War, and the American Civil War.

CONDITION

This 161+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Small crease - top left corner. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Some light surface rub. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.75 x 5.75 inches; 12 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.

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