1853 Wood Engraving Penitentiary Blackwell's Island Roosevelt New York Prison

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"View of the Penitentiary, Blackwell's Island, New York Harbor"

This is an original 1853 black and white in-text wood engraving of the penitentiary on Blackwell's Island, (now Roosevelt Island) in New York City Harbor.

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 9.25 x 6.25 inches; 23 x 16 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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