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This is an original 1854 black and white in-text wood engraving of The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, or Kirkbride's Hospital, an Insane Asylum in Philadelphia that was built in 1841.
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.
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.