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This is an original 1854 black and white in-text wood engraving of an honorary portrait of Robert Fulton (1765-1815), the engineer and inventor remembered for the development of the first steamboat, the Clermont.
This 160+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light foxing and aging. Small wrinkle - left side. 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.