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Louis Prang: Innovator, Collaborator, Educator

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Boston Prize card

Entered for the fourth and final competition of Prang's Christmas cards in 1884, Humphrey's card won the popular prize by Boston votors and garnered much attention. Known as the "Boston prize card" this card depicts a woman and two children standing…

Centennial celebration of the invention of lithography

This photograph was taken at the centennial celebration of the anniversary of the invention of lithography, held in Philadelphia, July, 1896. Sitting prominently in the front left in a light colored suit is Louis Prang, chosen as the president of the…

Chickens I.

After being unsuccessful with his first two sets of landscape chromos, Prang published this charming scene of baby chicks by Arthur F. Tait in 1866, which proved to be a big seller. In Prang's quarterly publication "Prang's Chromo," Christmas, 1869,…

Color instruction; suggestions for a course of instruction in color for public schools

This text book, co-authored by Prang, Mary Dana Hicks and John S. Clark, was meant for the use in public schools to teach color theory and instruction. The book is divided into semesters, with ideas and lessons for teaching school children colors for…