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Louis Prang: Innovator, Collaborator, Educator

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  • Subject is exactly "Chromolithographs"

Reed's American dressing for blacking and polishing ladies' and children's boots & shoes.

Elaborate advertisement for Reed's shoe polish. A large bald eagle perched on a rock extends its wings beyond a "frame" or proscenium adorned with scrollwork and U.S. flags. At left foreground, a pile of boxes supports two glass bottles. Each box is…

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…

Pumpkin time.

This idyllic fall scene depicts two men working in a field of corn and pumpkins, tying corn stalks. Across a stream at left is a farm house and barn. Ducks and cows are seen grazing in the yard. This print was advertised in the Publisher's weekly in…

Dipper missing

Trompe l'oeil image of various Civil War supplies hanging from a door by Boston artist Darius Cobb. A rusted canteen, a Union hat and a knapsack hang from a white door. At the bottom is a note pinned on the door that reads "dipper missing" with a…

Dessert No. 7

Still life image of a glass flute filled with champagne on a clothed table surrounded by a walnut, grapes, and peaches. A fly also stands on the table. This image is from a series of dessert prints published by Prang, and was lithographed by J.…

Harvesting, near San Jose

View of men seen in a field, loading hay onto an ox drawn cart in northern California. In the foreground, a man sits in the grass on a blanket. In the distance, mountains are seen. This print was part of a set of fourteen scenes of California painted…

Plate LXIX, Fish and dragon plate

One of the one hundred and sixteen plates chromolithographed by Prang for the 1897 publication Oriental Ceramic Art. Prang's attention to detail and fine reproduction of William T. Walter's Asian ceramic collection won him praise from artists and…

Late autumn in the White Mountains.

This scene depicts the New Hampshire fall foliage, set against the background of the White Mountains. A river runs through the center of the scene with colorful maple and birch trees lining the shore. This chromo was a companion to "Early Autumn on…

Near Bethel, on the Androscoggin, Maine

View of a small pond in Bethel, Maine, where ducks are seen swimming and grazing. The town of Bethel is seen in the distance. Another landscape chromo lithographed by Hermann Harring, after artist S. Coleman. This print was advertised in Prang's…

Dessert no. 4

The fourth in a series of dessert still lifes published by Prang in the early 1870s. Lithographed by Hermann Harring after self-taught Ohio still life artist Carducius Ream. This print depicts a bowl of raspberries on a wooden, marble-topped table…