1853 Wood Engraving Centreville LI Racetrack Trotting Course Horses Harness Race

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"Ten Mile Race for $10,000 at Centerville, L.I. between 'Prince' and 'Hero'"

This is an original 1853 black and white in-text wood engraving of an exciting race at the trotting course in Centerville, Long Island, New York.

CONDITION

This 161+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.75 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 1853 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. It provides an excellent historical record of people, places, and events important to mid-Victorian America.

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