1853 Wood Engraving Old Colony State House Newport Rhode Island Capitol Historic

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"The Capitol of Rhode Island at Newport"

This is an original 1853 black and white in-text wood engraving of the Old Colony House or the Old State House in Newport, Rhode Island. This Georgian-style historic landmark building was completed in 1741.

CONDITION

This 161+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. 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 7.5 x 5.75 inches; 19 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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