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.
- Circa 1880
Collection is open for research.
Copyright interests for this collection have been transferred to DePauw University.
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.
1.06 Cubic Feet (1 document case)
Language of Materials
- Chromolithograph scrapbook
- Wesley Wilson
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.