Philadelphia: S.H. Gimber, engraver, No date [c. 1856s]. Print no binding. 7 ½” x 10”; printed recto and verso; trimmed, but with ample margin; steel engraved illustration; light foxing, old cloth tape hinges to verso from framing; very good plus. Very good +. Item #796
Steel engraved advertising illustration for John Baird’s Spring Garden Steam Marble Works and Marble Mantel Wareroom in Philadelphia on Ridge Avenue. Stephen Henry Gimber (1810-1862) was a British artist and engraver working in Philadelphia. His work can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Verso advertisement for Corliss Steam-Engine Co., Providence Rhode Island, dated April 1856, Boston: Freeman Engraving. Unknown original source.