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1854 Wood Engraving Hannah Snell British Woman Soldier Disguise Army Uniform

1854 Wood Engraving Hannah Snell British Woman Soldier Disguise Army Uniform

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"Hannah Snell"

This is a tiny, original 1854 black and white in-text wood engraving of a portrait of Hannah Snell (1723Ð1792), a British woman who disguised herself as a man and fought as soldier in the British Army.

CONDITION

This 160+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light foxing and aging. No creases. No tears. Light water stain - bottom left corner. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3 x 3.25 inches; 8 x 8 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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