This large gray stone is etched in reverse as a lithographic plate. The image is of fancy flourishes, sample business cards and sample portraits, including George Washington, and landscapes. It reads, in part, backwards, "Autography & Lithography Printing Establishment/ J. R. Wiltsie and B. Hess/ Newburgh, NY/ All Kinds of Ornamented Cards". On the back are multiple images of a bottle label marked, in reverse, "Dr. Blake's Aromatic Bitters".
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
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