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This is an original 1853 black and white in-text wood engraving with portraits of the Cabinet members of President Franklin Pierce: Secretary of State, William L. Marcy (1853-57); Secretary of the Treasury James Guthrie (1853-57); Secretary of War Jefferson Davis (1853-57); Attorney General Caleb Cushing (1853-57); Postmaster General James Campbell (1853-57); Secretary of the Navy James C. Dobbin (1853-57); Secretary of the Interior Robert McClelland (1853-57).
This 161+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
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.