Posted 3 years ago
Thrift-store find. Not even 1 USD-- The same thrift-store I find most of my antiques at. I'm unsure as to why this particular thrift-store gets such good stuff other than that God blesses them as they bless the community in His name.
The plate was engraved in 1870. As for when the plate was pressed against this paper, I know not. But probably not terribly long after.
I attempted to add colour and shadowing via an editing program after cleaning up the image as the camera went berserk with the details.