1872 Wood Engraving Elephant's Head Crawford Notch Gate White Mountains NH YPA1

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"Elephant's Head, Gate of Crawford Notch"

This is an original 1872 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration by Harry Fenn of the Elephant's Head, a rock formation at the Gate of Crawford Notch, a narrow gorge of the Saco River in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

CONDITION

This 142+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.5 x 5.5 inches; 17 x 14 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 offer a collection of antique steel and wood engravings from 1872 featuring landscapes and scenery from across the American continent. These illustrations provide a window into nineteenth century America, with its unspoilt and pastoral landscapes and rivers, bustling cityscapes, and notable architecture. The work of various artists and illustrators, including Harry Fenn, John Douglas Woodward, Granville Perkins, Jules Tavernier, and Alfred R. Waud, each item in this collection is detailed enough to look absolutely stunning framed. A remarkable collection of historical American memorabilia!

This piece was illustrated by Fenn, Harry. There is no visible artist signature.

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