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Anchor and flowers, no. 1 after Mrs. O.E. Whitney

Anchor and flowers, no. 1 after Mrs. O.E. Whitney



Print shows an anchor, leaning to the left, with a flower arrangement comprised of roses, pansies, ferns, and other foliage, entwined with banner that states "Faith Hope Charity."
E4847 U.S. Copyright Office.
Title from item.
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Title, publication, and copyright statements appear on label mounted on verso.
Copyright stamp appears on verso.
Inscribed in pencil on verso: 4847Ep2s.
Printed on verso is an early stage in the progression of a chromolithograph.
Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).

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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