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Un leone nel giardino

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Italian political cartoon shows a large building extending from left to right center, with many doors labeled "Equateur", [France], "Autriche", "Angleterre", "Espagne", "Suisse", and "Belgio"; flags for each country hang from upper storey windows or parapets, and standing at each open door is a woman representing that country, most are looking to the right through telescopes at the British Lion in a garden across a small channel of water. At the door labeled "Equateur" is an unconcerned black woman holding up a dead rabbit to offer the lion should it flee from the "Cuarenticie Itali" parachute caught on the top of a domed building, possibly the dome of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, in the upper right background. The French door is already closed and locked, and the woman representing France is leaning out an upper window with the French flag behind her.
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Caption: Se un colpo di vento rovescia il paracadute, il leone può impaurirsi e fuggire. Tutti guardano le mosse per chiudersi in casa, fuorchè il nero che pei leoni ha sempre selvaggina.
Illus. from: Le perroquet, journal politique charivarique illustré colorié, 6me année dimanche 17 Mars 1878, n. 11 ; Supplemento al Papagallo, n. 11, anno VI.
Letterpress newsprint of title page and back page printed on verso.
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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01/01/1878
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