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Louis Prang: Innovator, Collaborator, Educator

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Peace on Earth Christmas card

This card, designed by Lizbeth B. Humphrey, won the third prize in the 1881 Christmas card competition. Here, a blonde woman stands on a crescent moon and extends an olive branch that she holds in her hand, while a dove escapes from the other.

Prang's Easter cards

This advertisement proof shows steps in the process of creating a chromolithograph. A small hole in the upper right corner was used to keep the sheet of paper in place while printing. The chromist would line the paper according to the lines marked at…

Should with joy ye mortals pray

This card, designed by Dora Wheeler, won the second prize in the 1881 Competition. The retail cost of this card was $1.25 with fringed trim, or $.75 without. The poem on the back of the card is by New England poet Celia Thaxter. After winning $2000…

Thy only wish, wish I thee in every place

Winner of the first prize in the second Christmas card competition, this card was designed by Elihu Vedder, an American artist and illustrator. The card, dedicated to his wife, depicts a woman dressed in gold, with Medusa-like ribbons flying from her…