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This is an original 1860 black and white in-text wood engraving of a drawing by artist and cartoonist, Thomas Nast (1840-1902) of spectators at the Chester Racecourse (known as the Roodee) in England.
This 154+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light foxing and aging. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
Period Paper is pleased to offer an unusual and rare collection of Civil War era wood engravings and advertising from the New York Illustrated News. This collection will be of interest to historians of the American Civil War and collectors of original Civil War memorabilia.
This piece was illustrated by Nast, Thomas. Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.