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1874 Wood Engraving Rock Island Arsenal Illinois Armory Historic Landmark YPA3

1874 Wood Engraving Rock Island Arsenal Illinois Armory Historic Landmark YPA3

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"Old Arsenal, Rock Island"

This is an original 1874 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration of the Rock Island Arsenal on Arsenal Island, (originally known as Rock Island) in the Mississippi River between the cities of Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois. Built in 1862, it is a National Historic Landmark.


This 140+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. 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 6.75 x 5 inches; 17 x 13 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 wood engravings from 1874 featuring landscapes and scenery from across the American continent including some lovely views of Chicago and its surroundings, as well as other places in the Midwest -- the cities of St, Louis, Dubuque, Rock Island, and La Crosse, plus some additional images of Canada. 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 Alfred Rudolph Waud, John Douglas Woodward, Thomas Moran, and James David Smillie, each item in this collection is detailed enough to look absolutely stunning framed. A remarkable collection of historical American memorabilia!