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Chromolithographs

Chromolithograph is printed by multiple applications of lithographic stones, each using a different color ink.Created by: PICRYLDated: 1875
Hagen Bros. 3-ring-3 circus graphic
Alois Senefelder, the inventor of lithography, introduced the subject of colored lithography in 1818. Printers in other countries, such as France and England, were also started producing color prints. The first American chromolithograph—a portrait of Reverend F. W. P. Greenwood—was created by William Sharp in 1840.

Chromolithographs became so popular in American culture that the era has been labeled as "chromo civilization". During the Victorian times, chromolithographs populated children's and fine arts publications, as well as advertising art, in trade cards, labels, and posters. They were also used for advertisements, popular prints, and medical or scientific books.
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The old partners in the new navy job / Gillam.

The old partners in the new navy job / Gillam.

Illustration shows John Roach and George M. Robeson dressed as 16th century soldiers, doing a song and dance routine on a stage; Roach is holding a paper that states "Contract for new U.S. Cruisers $2,440,000 a... More

The Hearth, from the series Landscapes and Interiors
Military uniforms: Austria, Kürassier 1618
Military uniforms: Austria, Trompeter 1620
Trade Card for C. Ingrey, Lithographic Printer, anonymous British 19th century
Man riding a donkey holding an umbrella and two roosters
Boy with a monkey on his shoulder receiving coins from a mother and daughter
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
The Tomb of Napoleon
To the trot - Print, Library of Congress collection

To the trot - Print, Library of Congress collection

Print shows man in carriage drawn by one horse. Gift; Joseph Verner Reed; 1949- Title from item. Small edge nicks, small loss around corner. Stamped on verso: Deposit received from Joseph Verner Reed 1949- Form... More

Young America Making His Mark
La Source
Plate 35: Robert Macaire schismatic, from 'Caricaturana,' published in Les Robert Macaires
Plate 11: Someone stole a thousand franc note from me, Monsieur..., from 'Caricaturana,' published in Les Robert Macaires
Plate 12: Mr. de Robert Macaire, restauranteur, from 'Caricaturana,' published in Les Robert Macaires
Plate 1: Bertrand, I adore industry...., from 'Caricaturana,' published in Les Robert Macaires
Plate 14: Robert Macaire bookseller, from 'Caricaturana,' published in Les Robert Macaires
Plate 9: Robert Macaire, barrister, from 'Caricaturana,' published in Les Robert Macaires
Plate 42: Robert Macaire's boarding school, from 'Caricaturana,' published in Les Robert Macaires
Plate 7: Ladies and gentlemen!, from 'Caricaturana,' published in Les Robert Macaires
Plate 6: Stockholders' assembly, from 'Caricaturana,' published in Les Robert Macaires
Plate 8: Robert Macaire, doctor,  from 'Caricaturana,' published in Les Robert Macaires
Plate 13: Robert Macaire, business agent, from 'Caricaturana,' published in Les Robert Macaires
Plate 4: Robert Macaire, discount broker, from 'Caricaturana,' published in Les Robert Macaires
Plate 5: Robert Macaire as notary public, from 'Caricaturana,' published in Les Robert Macaires
Plate 2: Robert Macaire, philanthropist, from 'Caricaturana,' published in Les Robert Macaires
Military uniforms: Military uniforms: Austria, Lansquenets. [1512]
[Autumn scene with castle]

[Autumn scene with castle]

Title devised by Library staff. Signed lower left: Gust. Jahn, Wien. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card.

[Winter scene] - Print, Library of Congress collection

[Winter scene] - Print, Library of Congress collection

Title devised by Library staff. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Otto Barth.

Le nouvel opéra.
Arcieren Leibgarde, 1541   (Bodyguard of Archers)     (N)
French laundry - Kendall Mfg. Co. Providence R.I.

French laundry - Kendall Mfg. Co. Providence R.I.

Advertisement for Kendall Mfg. Company's "French Laundry Soap" showing a young woman beating clothes on a rock. Title from item.

Dr. D. Jayne's family medicines

Dr. D. Jayne's family medicines

Print shows George Washington, bust portrait, facing left, wearing military uniform. Title from item. Inscribed in ink on verso: 45474. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).

[View of village with religious procession]

[View of village with religious procession]

Title devised by Library staff. Signed lower left: Gust. Jahn, Wien. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card.

Grand escalier du nouvel opéra.
Arcieren Leibgarde, 1541   (Bodyguard of Archers)     (N)
The explosion of the United States Steam Frigate Missouri, at Gibralter [sic], Aug. 26th, 1843 To Captn. Sir George Sartorius and the Officers of the H.M.S. Malabar--this print is respectfully dedicated by their obedient servant, Edmund Fry / / drawn by E. Duncan, from a sketch made on the spot by Lieut. G.P. Mands, T.G. Dutton lith.; Day & Haghe lithrs. to the Queen.

The explosion of the United States Steam Frigate Missouri, at Gibralte...

Crew of H.M.S. Malabar (foreground, left) watch as USS Missouri explodes and burns in the distance from accidental fire after completing first trans-Atlantic voyage of a U.S. steam powered ship the day prior.

The illustrated book of Christian ballads

The illustrated book of Christian ballads

Print shows what appears to be a book cover for a possible second edition of the 1844 edition of "The Illustrated Book of Christian Ballads and Poems" edited by Rev. Rufus W. Griswold, published by Lindsay & Bl... More

Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Leaflets of memory 1848 lith. & print in colr. by Wagner & McGuigan 116 Chestnut St. Phila

Leaflets of memory 1848 lith. & print in colr. by Wagner & McGuigan 11...

Prints show an illuminated contents page for "Illustrations" on the left and on the right the title page for "Leaflets of Memory 1848" showing the natural bridge in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Title from item.... More

Design for Brougham (unnumbered), Brewster & Co. Carriages
Design for George IV Phaeton (unnumbered), Brewster & Co. Carriages
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Photograph album. John F. DuComb, No. 27 S. 6th Street, Philadelphia

Photograph album. John F. DuComb, No. 27 S. 6th Street, Philadelphia

Print shows a design for a photograph album and a window card advertisement for photographer John F. DuComb, No. 27 S. 6th Street, Philadelphia. Title devised by Library staff. Includes print-registration marks... More

Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Portrait Busts of Two Women

Portrait Busts of Two Women

Two bust-length portraits of young women, possibly sisters, within an oval surrounded by a printed brown line. Drawn on stone by James Archer (British, Edinburgh, Scotland 1823–1904 Halsemere, Surrey)

Schloss Windsor. Le château de Windsor. Windsor-Castle. Palazzo Windsor

Schloss Windsor. Le château de Windsor. Windsor-Castle. Palazzo Windso...

Print showing the park-like grounds with Windsor Castle in the background. No. 84. Title from item. Print torn at top right and bottom center. Stamped on verso: LC Division of Prints, 45970. Forms part of: Popu... More

Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Auburn College, Ala. / T.B., Landscape view print

Auburn College, Ala. / T.B., Landscape view print

Print shows a front view of the main building; includes list of members of the "Executive Committee", "Agents", and "Building Committee", with "Revd. A. A. Lipscomb D.D. Chairman, Montgomery, Ala." as chairman ... More

Valentine
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Design for Wagonette or Omnibus (unnumbered), Brewster & Co. Carriages
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
[Small girl leaning against an overturned wash tub on which two puppies have been placed; a cat stands in the doorway, alert, behind them]
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Valentine, Anonymous, Victorian Greeting Card
Lilies of the valley

Lilies of the valley

Title devised by Library staff. Stamped on lower left of mount: From the file of James F. Queen artist, 1824-1889. (DLC/PP-1997:105) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms ... More

Meda songs. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Meda songs. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Pictorial notation of an Ojibwa music board. Illus. in: Historical and statistical information respecting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States / Henry Rowe Schoolcraft.... More

Oxygenated bitters. A sovereign remedy for fever & ague, dyspepsia, asthma & general debility

Oxygenated bitters. A sovereign remedy for fever & ague, dyspepsia, as...

Print shows a female figure sitting on a large ball with two cornucopia-like vases of flowers as part of a scroll design around the margins. Title from item. Printed at bottom: Reed, Bates & Austin, Wholesale D... More

Woodpecker / lith. in colors by Ros[enthal].

Woodpecker / lith. in colors by Ros[enthal].

Print shows wood engraver William B. Gihon as a woodpecker perched on a branch on which is an engraved skeleton and an engraving tool stuck in the wood. Title from item. Illus. from: The comic natural history o... More

The ten commandments C. Schuessele delt. & invent

The ten commandments C. Schuessele delt. & invent

Print shows two panels representing the tablets containing the Ten Commandments with illustrated scene above text for each commandment; with Moses seated at top. Title from item. Entered according to act of Con... More

P.S. Duval's lithograhpic & color printing estab! Artizans Building Ranstead Place west from No. 26 South Fourth Street Philadelphia on stone by Schussele ; lith. & printed in color at the Estab!

P.S. Duval's lithograhpic & color printing estab! Artizans Building Ra...

Print shows a design for an advertisement for P.S. Duval's lithographic establishment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, designed as an illuminated manuscript leaf with large ornamental initial letter "D" showing a... More

San Francisco. 1854 published for the History of the World by Henry Bill, New York

San Francisco. 1854 published for the History of the World by Henry Bi...

Print shows a map of San Francisco with significant buildings and locations identified numerically which include: North Bay, Contra Costa, Yerba Buena Island, the California Exchange, the Plaza, Leanard's Wareh... More

An Interior View of the New York Crystal Palace
An Interior View of the New York Crystal Palace
City of St. Paul, Capital of Minesota i.e. Minnesota Strobel delt. ; on stone by J. Queen ; P.S. Duval & Co. steam lith press, Philada
"Sure Catch" sticky fly paper

"Sure Catch" sticky fly paper

Advertisement for fly paper shows flies playing baseball with insets illustrating a variety of plays. Caption on border: "Sure Catch" sticky fly paper, 25 double sheets, sealed with flexible adhesive border. Pr... More

Harrison's handkerchief extracts Apollos W. Harrison No. 10 South 7th Street Philadelphia / / Alphonse Bigot del. ; designed and drawn on stone by Alphonse Bigot.

Harrison's handkerchief extracts Apollos W. Harrison No. 10 South 7th ...

Print shows a ballroom scene at a stately manor in a sylvan setting, the foreground overflowing with floral arrangements and there are two massive lampposts flanking the entrance. On the left and the right are ... More

A conical hill 500 ft. high standing in the valley of Laguna, Colorado
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