This is an original 1853 double-page black and white in-text wood engraving with portraits of United States Senators including: Augustus C. Dodge of Iowa; Hamilton Fish of New York; Stephen Russell Mallory of Florida; Solon Borland of Arkansas; James C. Jones of Tennessee; William M. Gwin of California; Stephen Adams of Mississippi; S. W. Downs of Louisiana; J. A. Bayard of Delaware; John Bell of Tennessee; Jesse D. Bright of Indiana; George Wallace Jones of Iowa; Isaac Toucey of Connecticut; James M. Mason of Virginia; W. F. De Saussure of South Carolina; Robert F. Stockton of New Jersey; Richard Brodhead of Pennsylvania; and Henry Dodge of Wisconsin. Accompany this item is a full page with brief biographical sketches of these Senators.
This 161+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Original portfolio crease. No surface rub. No water damage. There are some staple holes along the original center crease. 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.