This is an original 1876 black and white in-text wood engraving of a sketch of American visitors smoking chibouques (or Turkish pipes) in the Turkish Bazaar at the Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 which took place from May 10 - November 10, 1876 in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.
This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Moderate crease - bottom right corner. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. 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.