Lithograph stone

Object Number: 
2002.1.345
Date: 
1890-1900
Medium: 
Stone
Dimensions: 
15 3/4 x 13 1/4 x 2 1/2
Description: 
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".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group