1853 Wood Engraving Thomas Viaduct B & O Railroad Bridge Train Patapsco River


"Viaduct of the Baltimore and Washington Railroad"

This is an original 1853 black and white in-text wood engraving of the Thomas Viaduct over the Patapsco River in Maryland which was completed in 1835 for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O).


This 161+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light foxing and aging. 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 6.25 inches; 25 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.