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1854 Wood Engraving Robert Fulton Portrait Inventor Steamboat Clermont Antique

1854 Wood Engraving Robert Fulton Portrait Inventor Steamboat Clermont Antique

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"In Honor of the Birthday of Robert Fulton, 1765"

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.

CONDITION

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.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.5 x 7.25 inches; 24 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.

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