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1854 Engraving Trotting Horses Race New York Union Course Woodhaven Queens NYC

1854 Engraving Trotting Horses Race New York Union Course Woodhaven Queens NYC

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"The Celebrated Trotting Horses Flora and Mac"

This is an original 1854 black and white in-text wood engraving of a horse race on the New York Union Course, a horse racing course in what is now Woodhaven, Queens, New York City.

CONDITION

This 160+ 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 10 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 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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