This piece of history is in perfect condition. Roofing slates mined in Pennsylvania and transported down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers on rafts became the roofing material after the disastrous fire of 1795. Each one was individually hand shaped. This one came from an old building on Charles Street (as per back of slate, the front picture of slate on bottom says Royal Street, New Orleans), dating back to the early 1800’s. It was originally owned by a famous merchant named Bosch. Measures 7.5″ tall x 5.5″ wide. The slate and print on front are in excellent condition. Please view the images for condition details. Fresh from a recently acquired estate in Youngstown, Ohio. This beautiful print is very rare; and it will not last long.
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