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1853 Wood Engraving New York Crystal Palace Exhibition World's Fair Building NYC

1853 Wood Engraving New York Crystal Palace Exhibition World's Fair Building NYC

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"Representation of the New York Crystal Palace"

This is an original 1853 black and white in-text wood engraving of the New York Crystal Palace which was inspired by London's Crystal Palace. This magnificent building was an 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 - right side. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is printing on the verso. Please note that the small white mark in the right margin is just a reflection on the digital image -- it is NOT on the item.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 13.25 x 9.75 inches; 34 x 25 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.