The sacrifice to a crumbling idol / Keppler.
Print shows a man labeled "Spanish War Party" wearing military uniform and holding a large knife is about to sacrifice the "Youth of Spain" to a huge monument labeled "False Pride" with a large sword labeled "Colonial Oppression"; on the ground to the left of the sacrifical bier are bags of "Revenue" and "Taxes", and kneeling in the foreground are the "Queen Regent", holding a bag, and with her right arm on the shoulders of "Alphonso XIII".
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Illus. from Puck, v. 44, no. 1120, (1898 August 24), centerfold.
Copyright 1898 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.