1977 Imprint Volume 2-2 Autumn

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7.¬†Baragwanath, Albert K. “Harry T. Peters: A Collector’s Collector.” Vol. 2, no. 2 (Nov. 1977), 4-5, 11.

Peters (1881-1948), the donor of the Currier & Ives collection at the Museum of the City of New York, was one of the great collectors of American lithographs in the twentieth century. This biographical sketch, written by the print curator at the Museum, describes Peters’ various interests that brought him to collecting prints. Peters, of course, was also the author of many books on American prints, including the indispensable America on Stone.

8.¬†Golden, Jack. “Posters Past and Present.” Vol. 2, no. 2 (Nov. 1977), 6-8.

Citing the popularity of posters of the 1890s, Golden looks at some of the precursors–lithographed advertisements for consumer products as diverse as beer and insurance. He provides a brief synopsis of the development of chromolithography and its application to this most commercial of uses. The illustrations, all drawn from his private collection, provide an excellent survey of styles and techniques.

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