1875 Wood Engraving Illinois Canal Rock River Meredosia Route Shipping Historic

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"Route of the Proposed Ship Canal to Connect Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River"

This is an original 1875 black and white in-text wood engraving of a sketch by T. B. Hatcher of the of the proposed canal to connect Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River via the Rock River, known as the Meredosia route.

CONDITION

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 9.75 x 5.25 inches; 25 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 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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