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Overview and metadata sections
This black leather bound volume with gilt edges comprises a variety of Victorian era chromolithographs. Each page of the volume has been decoratively and symmetrically arranged by an unknown creator utilizing "scraps" or sheets of the printed images. The vibrantly colored, chiefly thematic arrangements consist of depictions of girls, women in cultural costumes, romantic scenes, pastoral landscapes, religious images, hunting scenes, butterflies, and birds. Almost each page includes embossed die cut flowers, birds, insects, animals (some costumed), butterflies, and/or people. The images range in size from less than one-inch square to eight by five inches. Some of the embossed flowers have been glued on larger images.
Sold by Freeman's Auction (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 2014
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- November 2014
- Access Restrictions
This collecection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.