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A Woman Lithographer in Nineteenth-Century New York

Frances Flora Bond Palmer (1812–1876) is the most important woman lithographer of nineteenth-century America. She is best known for her association with Currier & Ives, where, after joining the firm in 1851, she produced more prints than any other artist. … Continue reading

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Chromolithography: The Art of the Stone

The Winterthur Library contains an abundance of colorfully printed ephemera from the second half of the 1800s—trade cards, greeting cards, postcards, calendars, scraps, games, product boxes, and more. The imagery of beautiful women, sweet children, playful animals, and other charming … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time: Watch Papers

Commonplace at one time, watch papers are a rare find today, keepsakes that originated from an earlier era. Briefly, watch papers—generally round, roughly two inches in diameter, blank at first, but later decorated—were placed between the inner and outer cases … Continue reading

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