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1854 Wood Engraving Tower Rock Grand Tower Missouri Mississippi River Island

1854 Wood Engraving Tower Rock Grand Tower Missouri Mississippi River Island

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"Tower Rock on the Mississippi"

This is an original 1854 black and white in-text wood engraving of Tower Rock or Grand Tower, a rock formation and island in the Mississippi River, in Brazeau Township, Perry County, Missouri.

CONDITION

This 160+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light foxing and aging. No creases. No tears. No water damage. There is printing on the verso. Please note that the small white mark in the bottom right corner is just a reflection on the digital image -- it is NOT on the item.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 6.5 inches; 25 x 17 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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