Tag Archives: color lithographs

Victorian Seed Catalogs at the Smithsonian Digital Library

Did you know that seeds are intellectual property?  That you are breaking the law if you harvest them to use again? Don’t even bother, because seed companies today are making sure you won’t get the same plant.  It is time … Continue reading

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Biblical Illustrations for Easter Sunday

These beautiful color lithographs were printed at the Avil Printing Company in Philadelphia around 1888. The colors seem to be as intense today as the day they were printed. Just one thing to love about color lithographs from this time. … Continue reading

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Lions, and Tigers, and Bears.

Here are more of the stunning color lithographs by Henry J. Johnson, found in The Animal Kingdom, a book that was published at the turn of the last century.

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Favorite Flies and Their Histories by Mary Orvis Marbury 1955 edition

When I found this book a few weeks ago at the Saint Louis Goodwill Outlet, I have to admit the title intrigued me. What in the world! Who has a favorite fly? Well, it turns out that when this book … Continue reading

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Color Lithographs from Avil Printing Company Philadelphia

I found these beautiful old color lithograph prints in a battered book at the Goodwill Outlet in Saint Louis. They were printed at the Avil Printing Company in Philadelphia around 1888. The only information I could find about this company … Continue reading

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