1852 Wood Engraving Devereux Art US Mint Second Building Philadelphia PA YGP2


"Exterior View of the United States Mint, Philadelphia"

This is an original 1852 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration by Devereux of the second building of the US Mint in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The Philadelphia Mint was established by the Founding Fathers in the Coinage Act of 1792 that was created in order to help establish a national identity and suit the needs of national commerce. The Second Philadelphia Mint building was located at the intersection of Chestnut and Juniper Streets and as nicknamed the "Grecian Temple". The building was sold and demolished in 1902.


This 161+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. 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 Devereux, ?. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

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