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Chromolithograph scrapbook

Chromolithograph scrapbook

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Chromolithograph scrapbook MSD.0000.014

Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism
11 E. Larabee Street
Greencastle, IN
765-658-4406
archives@depauw.edu

1/9/2018



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Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2018-01-09T13:16-0500
Language: Description is in English.

Repository: Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism
Title: Chromolithograph scrapbook
Dates: Circa 1880
Quantity: 1.06 Cubic feet, 1 document case
Identification: MSD.0000.014
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Collection Statement

The document case contains one chromolithograph scrapbook of unknown origin. It has many pages of colorful die-cut images pasted on the acidic and brittle scrapbook pages.


Historical Sketch

Chromolithography is a chemical process. The process is based on the rejection of grease by water. The image is applied to stone, grained zinc or aluminium surfaces, with a grease-based crayon or ink. Chromolithographs became prominent after the Civil War because of their low production costs and ability to be mass-produced, and because the methods allowed pictures to look more like hand-painted oil paintings. A chromolithograph scrapbook is characterized by the heavy use of colorful pieces of die-cut images of various people, animals, and scenes of which this scrapbook is an excellent example.


Chromolithography
Color printing

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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Copyright interests for this collection have been transferred to DePauw University.


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