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"View of the Girard House, Philadelphia"
This is an original 1852 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration that depicts the historic facade of the Girard Estate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA during the Victorian era. The building is named after American philanthropist and banker, Stephen Girard (1750-1831).
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 moderate 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.