1876 Wood Engraving Chinese New Year Celebration Fireworks Music Belleville NJ


"Celebration of the Chinese New Year's Day"

This is an original 1876 black and white in-text wood engraving with four images from sketches by Albert Berghaus of the celebration of the Chinese New Year at Belleville, NJ on January 26, 1976.


This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. No creases. Light surface rub - top right corner. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.75 x 7.5 inches; 25 x 19 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.

This piece was illustrated by Berghaus, Albert. Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.

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