1853 Wood Engraving July 4 1776 Independence Day American Revolution Eagle Flag


"Independence July 4, 1776"

This is an original 1853 black and white in-text wood engraving with portraits of the major players during the American War of Independence: George Washington, John Hancock, and Thomas Jefferson.


This 161+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. No creases. No surface rub. Small tear - right margin. 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 10 x 13.5 inches; 25 x 34 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.