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Some popular conceptions that the wheeling mania will change / F. Opper.

Some popular conceptions that the wheeling mania will change / F. Opper.



Print shows a vignette cartoon depicting changes to folklore, fairy tales, courtship, and punishment, as though penance in Hell was not bad enough, that will result from the cycling craze, such as witches riding bicycles instead of brooms, Father Time riding a bicycle, Cupid running over victims with a bicycle instead of shooting arrows at them, fairies on bicycles, and a cyclist's nightmare in Hell.

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.





Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937, artist


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