1984 Imprint Volume 9-1 Spring


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60. Beckman, Thomas. “The Beck and Pauli Lithographing Company.” Vol. 9, no. 1 (Spring 1984), 1-6.

Located in Milwaukee, the Beck and Pauli Company was best known for the printing of panoramic city views. Beckman provides a carefully researched history of the partners, both German immigrants, Clemens J. Pauli (1835-1896) and Adam Beck (1847- 1922). They were in partnership for only nine years (1878-1887), but their output remains historically significant.

61. Holzer, Harold, Gabor S. Boritt and Mark E. Neely, Jr. “The Lincoln Image: Abraham Lincoln and the Popular Print.” Vol. 9, no. 1 (Spring 1984), 7-17.

The authors describe and analyze the variety of prints depicting Abraham Lincoln between 1860 and 1865. Included are portrait prints and their photographic sources, political prints, group portraits featuring Lincoln, the assassination, and Wiest’s lithograph derived from John James Barralet’s 1802 engraving showing the apotheosis of George Washington. This essay is adapted from the authors’ full-length monograph, The Lincoln Image: Abraham Lincoln and the Popular Print, published in 1984.

62. Pierce, Sally. “The Print Collection of the Boston Athenaeum Library.” Vol. 9, no. 1 (Spring 1984), 18-25.

The history of the print collection and its focal points–lithographs showing the commercial development of lithography in Boston, historical prints of New England, and productions of Boston lithographic firms–are well described by the collection’s curator. Another portion of the collection includes some 21,000 views, mainly of Boston, but of other American cities as well. The portrait file contains some 30,000 images.