1994 Imprint Volume 19-2 Autumn


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117. Howitson, Brenda, Claire Goodwin, and Mary Micarelli. “An Index to Illustrations of Massachusetts People and Places in Ballou’s and Gleason’s Pictorials.” Vol. 19, no. 2 (Autumn 1994), 30-41.

The introduction to this useful checklist provides background on these two periodicals that were published consecutively from 1851 to 1859. The index is very useful for those who must respond to the question, “Do you have a picture of ______ ?”

118. Patterson, William C. “The Philadelphia Society of Etchers.” Vol. 19, no. 2 (Autumn 1994), 17-29.

Patterson sets the Philadelphia Society of Etchers in the context of the etching revival of the late nineteenth century. The founding members included Peter Moran, Stephen Parrish, Stephen James Ferris, Joseph Pennell, and Henry Rankin Poore. Moran was president for the twenty-four years that the Philadelphia Society of Etchers was active. Works by each of the major artists are discussed and reproduced. The organization’s records exist in the Bucks County Historical Society.

119. Worman, Eugene C., Jr. “A Geographical Catalog of Bartlett Prints in American Scenery.” Vol. 19, no. 2 (Autumn 1994), 2-16.

Worman, the authority on William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854), provides excellent background on the publication of American Scenery. Also of interest are titles of books bearing contemporary reproductions of the engravings such as American periodicals, histories, biographies, and guidebooks. In a compact format, the geographical catalog presents valuable information, including the number of each plate, whether or not German and French subtitles are present, dimensions, earliest imprint date, location of the engraving in the published work, and the location of any original drawings.