Spalding's celebrated prepared glue
Print shows a young boy using "Spalding's Celebrated Prepared Glue" to repair the broken peg prosthetic for an African American man who broke it while sawing wood; also shows a young girl attempting to glue the tail back on a small dog that may have been cut off in the woodcutting accident.
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Inscribed in ink on bottom: Deposited in Clerk's Office So. Dist. New York May 11, 1860.
Inscribed in ink on bottom right: 294.
Stamped on bottom right: Nov. 3 1860.
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.