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Louis Prang: Innovator, Collaborator, Educator

Finishers and embellishers

Description

In December, 1884, Wide Awake magazine wrote a fictionalized story of how Prang produced his famous Christmas cards. It follows a group of high school girls from Madison, Wisconsin, as they tour the more famous sights in Boston. One girl wishes to visit the Roxbury factory of L. Prang & Co. to see how her beloved Christmas cards are made. The girls peek in on a meeting between Prang and artist Lizbeth Humphrey, visit the press room and see a progressive proof book. They also see the finishing room, as seen in this image, where some cards are embellished with satin fringe, or are mounted on heavy stock.

Title

Finishers and embellishers

Creator

Garrett, Edmund H. (Edmund Henry), 1853-1929

Date

1884

Identifier

19938

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Citation

Garrett, Edmund H. (Edmund Henry), 1853-1929, “Finishers and embellishers,” Louis Prang: Innovator, Collaborator, Educator, accessed December 16, 2017, http://americanantiquarian.org/prang/items/show/9.