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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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To the trot

To the trot

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

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[Winter scene]

[Winter scene]

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

[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.

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.

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.

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

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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

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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

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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)

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Auburn College, Ala. / T.B.

Auburn College, Ala. / T.B.

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

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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

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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

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

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

Meda songs

Meda songs

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

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

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

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

"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

Perspective view / L.N. Rosenthals Chromo Lith. Phila.

Perspective view / L.N. Rosenthals Chromo Lith. Phila.

Print shows a perspective view of an Italianate style building on a street corner in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; designed by architect Samuel Sloan, it may have been the residence of Joseph Harrison, Jr. at 221... more

Cutter Yacht "Scud" of Philadelphia – Modelled by Robert L. Stevens, Esq.

Cutter Yacht "Scud" of Philadelphia – Modelled by Robert L. Stevens, E...

Drawn by Charles Parsons (American (born England), Hampshire 1821–1910 New York)

The natural bridge, Rockbridge County, Va. from a sketch by Maj. Ths. H. Williamson, instructor of drawing, in the Va. Military Institution on stone by Jas. Queen ; P.S. Duval & Co. Lith. Philada

The natural bridge, Rockbridge County, Va. from a sketch by Maj. Ths. ...

Print shows a view from a footpath next to a stream below the natural bridge in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Title from item. Stamped on lower left: From the file of James F. Queen artist, 1824-1889. Publicatio... more

Ditch of the Malakoff, battery gervais and rear of the redan / W. Simpson del. ; J. Needham, lith. ; Day & Son, Lithrs. to the Queen.

Ditch of the Malakoff, battery gervais and rear of the redan / W. Simp...

Print shows a view of the earthworks, gabions, and passageways at the Malakoff, the primary Russian fortification before the city of Sevastopolʹ, with view of the city in the background. Title from item. Colnag... more

Coronation of Alexander II, Moscow, September 17, 1856: Fireworks Display before the Cadets' Building

Coronation of Alexander II, Moscow, September 17, 1856: Fireworks Disp...

Achille-Isidore Gilbert (French, Paris 1828–1899 Paris)

Second reformed Dutch church / Alphonse Bigot del. and lith.

Second reformed Dutch church / Alphonse Bigot del. and lith.

Print with separately printed lithograph showing exterior view of the Second Reformed Dutch Church (John H. Sherwin del. ; L.N. Rosenthal lith., Phila.) at center within a floral wreath and elaborate border wit... more

Pulpit Rocks, Warrior Ridge, Huntingdon Co. / Lehman ; printed in colours by W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh.

Pulpit Rocks, Warrior Ridge, Huntingdon Co. / Lehman ; printed in colo...

Print shows rock formations and cliffs at the Pulpit Rocks on Warrior Ridge in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. Title from item. Illus. from: The geology of Pennsylvania; a government survey by Henry Darwin Rog... more