E Pluribus Unum


This 6" x 9.5" original antique plate was recovered from "A Centennial Edition of the History of The United States" by Benson J. Lossing. The book was published in 1876 by the Thomas Belknap Company of Hartford, CT. Lossing's history was revised and prepared for the American Centennial in 1876. Book details U.S. history ”from the discovery of America, to the end of the first one hundred years of American independence. With a full account of the approaching Centennial celebration. Illustrated by four hundred engravings.”


This illustration reads "E Pluribus Unum" at the top and "Eighteen Seventy Six" at the bottom. The paper shows a bit of browning with foxing and light stains towards the edges, but colors are still bright and vivid. Title page from the original book shown for informational purposes and is not included with the sale.