This is an original 1876 black and white in-text wood engraving of a sketch by Joseph Becker of a school of whales in the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.
This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Original mailing center crease. No 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.
This piece was illustrated by Becker, Joseph. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.