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Geo. S. Harris & Sons print specimens

@ The Library Company of Philadelphia


Series of specimens, primarily for trade cards and labels, printed by the prominent Philadelphia lithographic firm. Subjects include fanciful, allegorical, and sentimental scenes and portraiture with women, children, and flowers; hunting and recreational scenes; international iconography; animals (dogs, horses, and an alligator clutching a black baby in its jaws); political and military imagery, including President James Garfield; land and marinescapes; and mythological and fairy tale views. Collection also includes specimen without an imprint and probably printed by Harris showing a plantation scene.; Title supplied by cataloger.; Publication date inferred from content of one print depicting President James Garfield.; Forms part of Specimens Album Collection.

Record Contributed By

The Library Company of Philadelphia

Record Harvested From

PA Digital