1852 Wood Engraving Art Old Ship Church Meetinghouse Hingham MA Puritan YGP2


"The Oldest Meeting-House in the United States, at Hingham, Mass."

This is an original 1852 black and white in-text wood engraving of the historic Old Ship Church, (also called the Old Ship Meetinghouse), in the town of Hingham, Massachusetts, USA. The church was built in 1681 and is the oldest church in continuous ecclesiastical use in the United States, and the only remaining Puritan meetinghouse in America.


This 161+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate foxing and aging. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Small tear - bottom left corner. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.75 x 6.75 inches; 25 x 17 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.