Rest on the roadside after Niles
Print shows a young girl, full-length portrait, holding a basket, sitting against a post on a country roadside.
Title from item.
Signed on stone on lower right: G.E. Niles 1862[?].
From the series: Prang's American Chromos.
Label on verso with title and publication statements.
Publication date based on copyright statement on item.
Copyright label on verso with pencil inscriptions: Library of Congress. United States of America. Chapt. 31, Shelf, Box A.I, Copyright No. 4105.
Includes print-registration marks on top, bottom, and right side.
After artist George E. Niles, 1837-1898.
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.