1875 Wood Engraving General George Armstrong Custer Black Hills Expedition 1874


"A New El Dorado - Views in the Black Hills Country"

This is an original 1875 black and white in-text wood engraving with images from photographs by E. & H. T. Anthony & Company of scenes from General George Armstrong Custer's Black Hills Expedition of 1874 which resulted in the Black Hills Gold Rush. The images include: General Custer's expedition on the march and in camp at Hidden Wood Creek; the site where gold was found; the Cannonball River; Index Butte; and a grizzly bear killed by General Custer and Colonel Ludlow.


This 140+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. 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: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 14.75 inches; 25 x 37 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.

Photography by E. & H. T. Anthony & Company.