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Deserting the old idol / Dalrymple.

Deserting the old idol / Dalrymple.

 
 
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Print shows William Jennings Bryan kneeling on steps labeled "Socialism, Inflation, [and] Paternalism" with his back to a statue of an old man labeled "Populism" sitting in a chair labeled "Free Silver" that is covered with cobwebs; he is appealing to a crowd of men, some of whom are labeled "Voter", and a female figure labeled "Prosperity" skipping or running along a road that leads to a building labeled "Regular Party Politics".
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Illus. from Puck, v. 45, no. 1165, (1899 July 5), centerfold.
Copyright 1899 by Keppler & Schwarzmann.

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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01/01/1899
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Dalrymple, Louis, 1866-1905, artist
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Library of Congress
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