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A look ahead; - but not so very far ahead, either! / Ehrhart.

A look ahead; - but not so very far ahead, either! / Ehrhart.

 
 
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Print shows an Irish American woman labeled "Walking Delegate" displaying the "By-Laws of the Help Lady's Union" during a dinner party hosted by an elderly woman sitting at a table with her guests. Women domestics are seen removing their aprons, as a man in the background orders the "Walking Delegate" to leave.

Alois Senefelder, the inventor of lithography, introduced the subject of colored lithography in 1818. Printers in other countries, such as France and England, were also started producing color prints. The first American chromolithograph—a portrait of Reverend F. W. P. Greenwood—was created by William Sharp in 1840. Chromolithographs became so popular in American culture that the era has been labeled as "chromo civilization". During the Victorian times, chromolithographs populated children's and fine arts publications, as well as advertising art, in trade cards, labels, and posters. They were also used for advertisements, popular prints, and medical or scientific books.

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01/01/1899
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Ehrhart, S. D. (Samuel D.), approximately 1862-1937, artist
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