1872 Wood Engraving Philadelphia Schuylkill River Ships Shipping Cityscape YPA1

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"Philadelphia, from below the New South Street Bridge"

This is an original 1872 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration by Granville Perkins of a scene in late-19th century Philadelphia along the Schuylkill River.

CONDITION

This 142+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging in margins. 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 10.25 x 7.25 inches; 26 x 18 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 Perkins, Granville. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

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