Turn-of-the-century letterpress printing used electrotype plates created from original engravings. This "A Mighty Fortress" hymn plate has been made using the same process. It has been treated and polished to preserve its charm. This plate is not an antique. It looks great framed or displayed openly on a decretive stand. The plate measures 7 1/8" h x 4 3/8" w inches. It can be inked to make prints from. This would also make a great scrapbooking item because the back can be peeled off and used as a hard plated sticker.