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1876 Article Dynamite Explosive Nitroglycerin Alfred Nobel History Manufacture

1876 Article Dynamite Explosive Nitroglycerin Alfred Nobel History Manufacture

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"What Is Dynamite?"

This is an original 1876 one-page article, illustrated with black and white in-text wood engravings, about the history, preparation, properties and uses of this powerful explosive.


This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Article; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 15.5 inches; 25 x 39 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.