1996 Imprint Volume 21-2 Autumn


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129. Braun, Robert. “Identifying Audubon Bird Prints: Originals, States, Editions, Restrikes, and Facsimiles and Reproductions.” Vol. 21, no. 2 (Autumn 1996), 12-22.

Braun, an amateur ornithologist and collector, provides a useful guide to differentiating among the various editions of Audubon prints, as well as later reproductions. The essay features enlargements of details of the prints that are helpful in distinguishing different editions and states.

130. Poesch, Jessie. “An Artists’ Excursion, Illustrated by Porte Crayon (David Hunter Strother).” Vol. 21, no. 2 (Autumn 1996), 23-35.

The Harper firm selected Strother to illustrate the excursion that a group of artists made on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in June 1858. Poesch provides excellent biographical information on Strother and details about the railroad and the trip. The original article, published in the June 1859 Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, contains important information about attitudes towards railroads and the artists.

131. Smith, Steven E. “Thure de Thulstrup: Harper’s Workhorse.” Vol. 21, no. 2 (Autumn 1996), 2-11.

A prolific illustrator for Harper’s Weekly beginning in the 1880s, Thulstrup (1848-1930) worked for the Harper firm for almost thirty years. Smith provides an excellent biographical sketch of the artist and description of his work, which encompassed political and social events, portraiture, and military scenes.