1862 Wood Engraving Ice Skating Carnival Brooklyn NY Costume Party YHW2

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This is an original 1862 black and white in-text wood engraving of an ice skating carnival and costume party that was held in Brooklyn, New York on February 10, 1862.

CONDITION

This 150+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Moderate foxing and aging. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Some light surface rub. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 14 x 9.5 inches; 36 x 24 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)

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Keywords specific to this image: New York, Masquerade, Sport

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