1978 Imprint Volume 3-2 Autumn


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13. Baird, Elizabeth. “American Printed Valentines.” Vol. 3, no. 2 (Nov. 1978), 13-16.

Baird discusses Valentines printed in America from the 1830s to the late 1860s–as woodcuts, engravings, or lithographs. These productions of such firms as Turner and Fisher often followed the lead of English Valentines and resembled the children’s book illustrations of the publishers. Some “fancy” ones with lace and embossing were produced by such well-known stationers as Howland and Whitney. Interesting special types included Bank Note Valentines and Civil War Valentines.

14. Guarino, Charles E. “A Dozen Eggs on the Street. The Panics of Wall Street Recorded in Print.” Vol. 3, no. 2 (Nov. 1978), 17-20.Guarino provides an interesting array of depictions of Wall Street and the stock market drawn from nineteenth-century illustrated journals including Ballou’s Pictorial, Harper’s Weekly, and Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. He provides the historical background of the most prominent financial panics and related events that were depicted in the pictorial press.

15. Roth, Elizabeth E. “American Historical Print Resources in the Prints Division of the New York Public Library.” Vol. 3, no. 2 (Nov. 1978), 8.This brief overview of the Print Division of the New York Public Library focuses on its American prints, particularly the I. N. Phelps Stokes Collection so fully described by Gloria Deák. The Amos F. Eno Collection of New York City views is another important facet of the division as is the David McNeely Stauffer Collection of early American engravings. There are strong collections of portraits of George Washington, American social and political caricatures, and banknote engravings.

16. Wojack, David E. “American Historical Print Resources at the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan.” Vol. 3, no. 2 (Nov. 1978), 7.Among the vast collections of the Henry Ford Museum are examples of prints, maps, music, broadsides, and frakturs, housed in the Tannahill Research Library. Wojack provides a very brief introduction to these collections.