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1854 Wood Engravings SET National Costumes Traditional Dress Turks Chinese Arab
1854 Wood Engravings SET National Costumes Traditional Dress Turks Chinese Arab

1854 Wood Engravings SET National Costumes Traditional Dress Turks Chinese Arab

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"National Costumes of All the Principal Nations of the Globe"

This is an original set of two 1854 black and white in-text wood engravings with images of the national costumes or traditional dress of some of the major nations of the mid-19th century. Please see both images.

CONDITION

This 160+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light foxing and aging. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. Light water staining. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.5 x 14 inches; 27 x 36 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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