The Society offers financial support to publications on topics relating to historical prints produced in or about North America one hundred or more years ago. Over the past forty-plus years, AHPCS has supported the publication of hundreds of articles, catalogs, and monographs on a wide variety of 18th- and 19th-century printmakers, printing methods, publishers, and artists.
Applications are accepted semi-annually with deadlines of January 1st and July 1st.
“Prints of a New Kind”: Political Caricature in the United States, 1789-1828 (Pennsylvania State University, forthcoming) by Allison Stagg
Gems of Art on Paper: Illustrated American Fiction and Poetry, 1785-1885 by Georgia Barnhill
Past grantees include:
The first full-length biography of the life and work of one of Currier & Ives’s leading artists, Frances Bond Palmer (1812–1876). Palmer was a major lithographer whose prints reached a mass audience during her day.
This book examines the vibrant engraving industry that helped fuel the growth of the “Queen City” in the 19th century. Cincinnati’s influence as the midwestern center for the print and engraving trade and its key position on the Ohio River played a crucial role in the development of print arts throughout the region. It provides a thorough account that shows how the print arts helped fashion Cincinnati in both image and economy.
This is the first book-length account of the pioneering and prolific Kellogg family of lithographers, active in Connecticut for over four decades. Eight essays explore the complexity of the relationships between artists, lithographers, and print, map, and book publishers.
The lost art of interpretive wood-engraving comes to life in this detailed work, which recounts the story of the Society of American Wood-Engravers and profiles many of its leading personalities.
This book was written to complement similar works on Doolittle’s contemporaries, including Paul Revere. There are chapters on various types of his work, including his tune-books, maps, illustrations, bank notes, and more. The book also includes two useful appendices, cataloguing books containing his engravings and references to him and his work.
This volume with over 1800 entries provides easy access to the literature concerning book and periodical illustration, city views, works on various graphic processes, historical prints, landscape prints, maritime and military prints, political satire, religious imagery, and social history.
For more information, please contact:
Sarah Weatherwax, Chair of the Publications Committee