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This is an original 1874 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration by James David Smillie of the steamer Spartan entering rapids (possibly the Lachine Rapids?) on the St. Lawrence River.
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.
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!
This piece was illustrated by Smillie, James David. There is no visible artist signature.