1875 Wood Engraving Battle Bunker Hill Fortifications Breed's Revolutionary War

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"The Redoubt and Breastwork of the American Forces on Breed's Hill, Charlestown, MA"

This is an original 1875 black and white in-text wood engraving of a sketch of the American fortifications on Breed's Hill in the Charlestown section of Boston, Massachusetts as they appeared at dawn on June 17, 1775. This is the site where most of the fighting in the Battle of Bunker Hill took place during the American Revolutionary War.

CONDITION

This 140+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Original mailing center crease. 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 14.75 x 10 inches; 37 x 25 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 present a collection of antique in-text wood engravings and advertisements from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1875-1876. These engravings and ads provide an excellent historical record of people, places, and events important to mid-Victorian America. This collection includes not only medical quackery ads, but many images from the 1876 Centennial Exposition. The Exposition was a World's Fair held in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia from May 10 to November 10, 1876, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.

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