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The annual surplus and its consequences - a study inspired by the commencement season of 1899 / Ehrhart.

The annual surplus and its consequences - a study inspired by the commencement season of 1899 / Ehrhart.



Print shows, on the left, a long line of recent graduates with their "Diploma", some labeled "Doctor" and "Lawyer", passing by a man with a sign that states "Wanted Skilled Labor - Mechanics, Designers, Carvers, Electricians, Artisans, Practical Men"; they end up at the "Employment Agency" where a sign is posted that states "Wanted Day Laborers, Street Sweepers, Waiters, Hod Carriers, Street Car Drivers, &c., &c." The man looking for skilled labor on the left, is now on the right signing up foreign laborers, as they step off the ship, for the positions the graduates turned down.
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Caption: The professions turned loose; they scorn skilled labor - but many of them have to seek unskilled labor in the end - while the employer of skilled labor finally has to get it from abroad.
Illus. from Puck, v. 45, no. 1164, (1899 June 28), centerfold.
Copyright 1899 by Keppler & Schwarzmann.

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.





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


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