c. 1870, Woodblock Printing Plate of John Valentine, Manager of Wells Fargo
Woodblock Printing Plate of Wells Fargo’s General Manager “John Valentine”. c. 1870, Original Hand-Engraved Woodblock Printing Plate & Print of John Valentine, General Manager of Wells Fargo, Very Fine.. 4” x 2.9” x 0.8” woodblock, along with matching print impression from the block, matted to 11” x 8.5”. A sharp, stern portrait of Valentine, who helped guide the prosperous Wells Fargo company during San Francisco’s boom era. Woodblock has a large cavity near Valentine’s neck, but is otherwise in great condition. An image such as this would have been utilized in print magazines or illustrated newspapers of the era. (2 items).