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1852 Wood Engraving Smithsonian Institution Building Castle Washington DC YGP1

1852 Wood Engraving Smithsonian Institution Building Castle Washington DC YGP1

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"View of the Smithsonian Institute, at Washington, D.C."

This is an original 1852 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration that depicts the faux Norman style architecture of the Smithsonian Institution Building, widely known as the "Smithsonian Castle", that is located near the National Mall in the city of Washington, DC, USA.

CONDITION

This 161+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Moderate 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 9.75 x 5.75 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 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.

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