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This is an original 1854 black and white in-text wood engraving of the factory of William H. Horstmann & Sons on Fifth and Cherry Streets in Philadelphia. The company was a manufacturer of dress trimmings and military goods including military uniforms, hats and buttons.
This 160+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light foxing and aging. No creases. No tears. Light water stain - left margin. 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.