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No title (lithographic stone with letterhead from Merchants' and Manufacturers' Mutual Insurance Company)

No title (lithographic stone with letterhead from Merchants' and Manufacturers' Mutual Insurance Company)

Manufacturer: Unknown Maker
Date: n.d.
Medium: limestone
Dimensions:
6 x 8 x 2 1/2 in. (15.2 x 20.3 x 6.4 cm)
Classification: Printing and Print-Making Equipment
Credit Line: Gift of Bernard Ewell, 2011
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2011.13.2
Description
A lithographic stone used in the printing of insurance policies with the remains of a letterhead from Merchants' and Manufacturers' Mutual Insurance Company. This work shows the connection between the lithographic processes used for commercial work and lithography as a fine art technology. It also reveals the faux division between art and material culture. The image displays the formal Victorian typography that remained popular well into the twentieth century for stock certificates and other official printing jobs.
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