This is an original 1890 halftone print of the Rocking-Stone of Buenos Aires, Argentina. These rocking-stones, of which several have become famous as natural curiosities from having been made the theme of many descriptive articles, are formed of a mass of stone, sometimes of enormous size and weight, which, by a curious combination of circumstances, has been caused to poise itself so accurately upon the rock surface on which it rests, that a very trifling force, such as may be given to it by the push of a strong arm, or the wind, is sufficient to cause it to rock to and fro. The illustration shows the moving stone of Tandil, in the central portion of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and from its great size and the perfection with which it reproduces the phenomena above described, is famous throughout the country. The huge rock is supported apparently on an imaginary axis. It has the following dimensions: height 24 feet; length 90 feet; width 18 feet; its volume is approximately 5,000 cubic feet; and its weight about 500 tons.
This 121+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is printing on the reverse. There is also bleed through showing as well.
Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine +
Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 4.75 inches; 14 x 12 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)