1988 Imprint Volume 13-1 Spring


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81. O’Gorman, James F. “Billings, Cruikshank, and Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Vol. 13, no. 1 (Spring 1988), 13-21.

This essay explores the historical relationship and relative merits of two sets of illustrations to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s abolitionist novel. Hammatt Billings produced 123 designs for the 1853 illustrated edition. George Cruikshank designed 27 illustrations for the 1852 English edition. O’Gorman concludes that Billings’ designs are more sympathetic to the text.

82.  Steinway, Kate. “The Kelloggs of Hartford, Connecticut’s Currier & Ives.” Vol. 13, no. 1 (Spring 1988), 2-12.

The Kellogg firm was conducted by four brothers who were active from the 1830s to the 1870s. Their output was more than 1500 prints. Steinway discusses the impact of popular lithography on American culture, the history of the firm and the brothers, the style of the prints, sources, and the relationship between Currier & Ives and the Kelloggs. An appendix includes a useful chronology of the firm with its addresses.

82a. Worman, Eugene C., Jr. “American Scenery and the Dating of Its Bartlett Prints (Part Two).” Vol. 13, no. 1 (Spring 1988), 22-27.

This article continues tracing the publication history of William H. Bartlett’s American Scenery begun in the first article, which appeared in Vol. 12, no. 2 (Autumn 1987) of Imprint.  This part discusses English and foreign language editions from 1840 to 1876.