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Broadside

Object Number: 
1949.308
Date: 
1841
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 1/2 x 17 in. ( 49.5 x 43.2 cm )
Marks: 
printed: bottom right: Henry Spear, Printer, 62 Wall Street, corner of Pearl printed: all over: "The Birds of America/ BY JOHN JAMES AUDUBON, F.R.S.S.L. & E./ PRESENTED TO THE / MERCANTILE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION,/ BY A MEMBER OF ITS MEMBERS AND FRIENDS./ Th
Description: 
Silk lithographed presentation broadside of the Mercantile Library Association; printed text and floral scroll decoration in the corners and sides in blue ink on white silk; embroidered with white silk thread across the top and down the sides; silk embroidered ribbon with a floral pattern in green, pink, and blue with blue fringe; attached to wooden roller with nails at top.
Gallery Label: 
This broadside was made to announce the aquisition on March 4, 1841, of a set of the John James Audubon's Elephant folio edition of the "Birds of America" by the Mercantile Library Association of New York.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
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Creative: Tronvig Group