Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Item #33116 Die-Cut Litho View 'Basket' Souvenir of Washington D.C. n/a.

Die-Cut Litho View 'Basket' Souvenir of Washington D.C.

ca. 1870. Symmetrical basket shape of blue sheets of heavy paper with two concentric 'rings' of eight circular (1 1/2") lithographic images each (in sepia-tone) showing views of Washington D.C. Images within golden decorative borders. Central panel with chromolithographed bouquet of flowers. Photographs show the President's residence, State War & Navy department, Capitol Hill, National Museum, U.S. Post Office, Treasury Building, U.S. Patent Office, Pennsylvania Avenue from the Treasury Building, Soldier's Home, Smithsonian Institute, Tomb of Washington (Mt. Vernon), former residence of General Robert Lee (Arlington Heights), Washington Monument (two images), Corcoran Art Gallery, House of Washington (Mt. Vernon). Total of 16 images. These popular souvenirs were produced from the 1850's through the 1870's, primarily as a gift for women. Small area on verso repaired with tape, otherwise in near fine condition. Scarce. vg. Item #33116

Price: $350.00

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