Mass. Conservatory Art Science Historic Relics Proposed bldg. 1859 rare printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Proposed Massachusetts Conservatory of Art, Science, and Historical Relics.
Wm. Waud architect, from suggestions by Wm. E. Baker. (For descriptions see Conservatory Journal, April 23, 1859).
( Boston Gardens- partially developed Back Bay neighborhood seen in distance- see Boston Athenaeum website .).
Issued c.1859, Mass.
Antique wood engraved image, original color wash. Possibly separately published, not the more common similar periodical woodcut image found with text on back. Paper is different, as is sheet size. Blank on verso .
As originally issued long ago, an actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper, not a modern copy or reprint.
Sheet shows clear signs of age, has been folded up over the years, has some edge tears and fold-line splits now carefully closed on back with archival tape. Some age wear or surface spotting/ soiling, all of which is hopefully visible within the zoomable scan.
Sheet measures c. 9 3/8 " H x 12 " W.
Printed area measures c. 5 1/2" H x 7 " W.