1854 Engraving USS Savannah Steamship Sailing Ship Sidewheel Steamer Antique

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"The American Steamer 'Savannah'"

This is an original 1854 black and white in-text wood engraving of the American steamer USS Savannah. Built in 1818, the ship was a combination sailing ship and sidewheel steamer and the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

CONDITION

This 160+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No tears. No water damage. There is printing on the verso. Please note that the small white mark in the bottom right corner is just a reflection on the digital image -- it is NOT on the item.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 6.5 inches; 25 x 17 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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