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Folk Art Scrap Album

Auction:
2337
Lot:
214
Sold for:
$588$500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2337
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 04, 2006 3:00PM

Description:

Folk Art Scrap Album, Boston, late 19th century, bound in a large wood paneled album painted dark red with gold and silver decoration and inscriptions, the front with "Prose & Poetry," "Art & Science," "Peruse with Care," the spine "Scraps From Historical, Poetical and Humerous Authors/J.T. Geissler," the reverse with "Phun Phicktion for Young & Old;" the album filled with lithograph pictures, poems, articles, comics, notable people and events from various periodicals and advertisements of the day, including a detailed account of a Grand Army parade with over 40,000 veterans in attendance, taking place August 13, 1890, in Boston, Civil War memorabilia, genre scenes, photos of the tea industry in China, floral lithographs, numerous images of men described as the "Oldest" in their profession, and images of marine vessels, ht. 16, wd. 10, dp. 5 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

Peruse with Care, Phun Phicktion for Young & Old;, Prose & Poetry, Art & Science, Oldest, China, Grand Army, Communication design, Graphic design, Lithography, Printing, Printmaking

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