1853 Wood Engraving Crystal Palace New York Policemen Uniforms Private Sergeant


"Uniform of the Crystal Palace Police"

This is an original 1853 black and white in-text wood engraving of the various uniforms worn by the police officers in charge of protecting visitors to the Crystal Palace, the exhibition building for the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in New York City. The Exhibition was a World's Fair which ran from July 14, 1853 to November 14, 1854 in what is now Bryant Park in New York City.


This 161+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light foxing - top left corner. 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: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.75 x 5.5 inches; 25 x 14 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.