is a Small Selection of our Huge Inventory of
1875 Corn - "Zea Mais Barbu" - Two ears of ripe corn. Chromolithograph by Van Houtte. Description page of this Mais Barbu is included.
13 x 9-1/2 in. $275
C.1906 Puck chromolithograph showing the "Egg Plunger man" atop a giant egg with the words, "Egg Speculation" written on it on left side of double engraving; and on right side is Uncle Sam walking away with his hand over his nose from the exploded egg as he carries an axe with the words, "Pure Food Law." The Pure Food Law was created in 1906 as a legislative act prohibiting the adulteration or misbranding of any article of food.
20-1/2 x 13-1/2 in. $80
1878 Egg Production. Hand colored, antique engraved scene from the April 13, 1878 issue of Harper's Weekly. Title is "Examining and Packing Eggs for Market." Men are seated inside a dark building surrounded by piles of straw and eggs. They are using candles to see through the shells, in order to find out whether or not the eggs have been fertilized. 11x16 in. $40
French Cutlery. Large 1891 Photographic image of French cutlery from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Shows the decorative details on the handle of each item. The cutlery was from the collection of Frederick Spitzer, a prominent art collector in France during the late 1800s. 14x20 in. $75
1880 Scientific American hand colored wood engravings showing the history and process of manufacturing Oleomargarine butter. Both pages included.
Each page measures:
15 x 10-1/2 in. $110
1860 Christmas Meat Display in New York. Hand colored engraving from the Jan. 14, 1860 issue of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, titled "Christmas Time: Great Display of Prize Meat by M.J. Sturges, in Washington Market, NY." The meat, mostly pork, is hanging from hooks and draped with bunting and American flags. 11x16 in. $50
1873 Busy Lunch Counter Scene. Hand colored, engraved image of a crowded lunch counter from the Sept. 27, 1878 issue of Harper's Weekly. The patrons, most of whom appear to be businessmen, are eating, conversing and smoking. In the foreground, two small poor children are looking hungrily at the food. 11x16 in. $50
1882 Scenes in a Creamery. Engraved images from the May 27, 1882 issue of Harper's Weekly, showing scenes in a creamery where milk is being processed and prepared for sale. Contains four scenes, each with its own caption: 1) Arrivals at the creamery; 2) Receiving Milk; 3) Making Cheese; and 4) Early Morning on the Ferries.
11x16 in. $30
Hand colored wood engraving from the January 21, 1897 issue of Collier's Weekly. Page titled, The Growing and Export of Apples. Four images showing the various stages from harvesting the apples to loading the trains for shipping.
10.5x15 in. $40
1901 Half-tone image showing the Cacao Pods in their natural size. Image set on Plate XLII. Image shows the front and the back of cacao pods.
9 x 6 in. $20
1834 Wood engraving surrounded by text showing The Cacao-Tree and Its Properties. Cacao-Beans, from which chocolate is made is used for a variety of confections.
11 x 6-1/2 in. $20
1883 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving showing the Cinnamon Culture in the Island of Ceylon. Seven images are shown for the process of readying the cinnamon to distribute to the buyers. From stripping the cinnamon bark from the trees to binding
the bark up in rolls.
16 x 11 in. $40
1891: Pork Industry - Chicago Stockyard. The American Pork Industry - Hog Killing. Front page Scientific American, 1891. Color: Water Color. Type: Wood Engraving. Size: 11x16 in. $49
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