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This is an original 1875 double-page, black and white in-text wood engraving of a sketch by Joseph Becker of the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775 during the American Revolutionary War. The image shows General Putnam issuing his famous order "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!"
This 140+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Original portfolio crease. No surface rub. No water damage. There are several small staple holes and light aging along the original center crease. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
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.
This piece was illustrated by Becker, Joseph. Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.