1854 Wood Engraving Harpers Ferry West Virginia Cityscape Historic Antique View


"View of Harper's Ferry, Virginia"

This is an original 1854 black and white in-text wood engraving of the town of Harpers Ferry at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in West Virginia.


This 160+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light foxing and aging. 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 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.