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1854 Engraving Commodore Oliver H. Perry Hero War of 1812 We have met the enemy

1854 Engraving Commodore Oliver H. Perry Hero War of 1812 We have met the enemy

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"O.H. Perry"

This is an original 1854 black and white in-text wood engraving of a portrait of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (1785 -1819), the naval hero of the Battle of Lake Erie during the War 1812 with his famous quotation "We have met the enemy and they are ours.

CONDITION

This 160+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light foxing and aging. No creases. Minor print defect - bottom margin. 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 10 x 7.25 inches; 25 x 18 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 1854 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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