Centennial 1876 Calendar. J. S. Rivers, Superior Mercantile Printer, Stationer, Blank Books, Office Supplies. 74 Camp St., New Orleans. Printer's Chromo-typographic Broadside.

Centennial 1876 Calendar. J. S. Rivers, Superior Mercantile Printer, Stationer, Blank Books, Office Supplies. 74 Camp St., New Orleans.

New Orleans, (1875). 11 3/4 x 16 3/4. An elaborate broadside calendar and trade card printed in metallic silver, bronze, and gold, and in black, blue, red, green, beige, grey. Four corner fleurons in blue accompany 4 specialties: Lithographing, Engraving, Book Binding, Job Printing. Four "sidebars" contain annual statistics for the production of rice, molasses, sugar, and cotton. On coated heavy stock. Extreme lower tips lightly creased, brief crease lower margin, some very slight surface wear. Near fine copy. Item #15540

"Artistic printing" was a colorful, virtuoso performance by letterpress printers, intended in part to rival the effects of chromolithography. Not in Hummel, Southeast Broadsides. Uncommon.

Price: $1,500.00