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The Administration sawmill / J. Keppler.


The Administration sawmill / J. Keppler.



Illustration shows President Cleveland standing next to a large "Reform Buzz-Saw" labeled "Pat. 1884 by G. Cleveland" at a sawmill, where three members of his cabinet "Manning, Whitney, [and] Bayard" are milling lumber labeled "For the Improvement of the Custom House" and "Props for the Navy"; a carpenters square labeled "Honesty" rests against some boards at Cleveland's feet. A group of newspaper editors, congressmen, and a dog labeled "Blaine's Pup" has entered on the left, among them are "Dana, McLean, Vance, Eustis, Reid, Beck, Evarts, Sherman, Medill, [and] Edmunds", they are standing just outside the "Secretarys Office" where Daniel S. Lamont is sitting; through the open door is visible a wagon loaded with large logs labeled "Mormon Question, Silver Question, Tariff Ques, [and] Coast Defences".

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.





Keppler, Joseph Ferdinand, 1838-1894, artist


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