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Links 1 through 10 of 37 by Paul K tagged america

Wide selection of prints (lithographs all) produced by various nations (mostly USA) that either encouraged people to contribute financially to the war efforts (bond buying or tickets for events) or worked as propaganda adverts to change attitudes and behaviours : make citizens support the troops and eat less or be more thrifty. All sorts of satirical or soap-operaesque or historical tropes deployed.

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Another selection of (mostly) 19th cent. title page images from atlases sourced from the David Rumsey website. These skew towards US printing houses both because Rumsey collects them and because NE USA was powerhouse of printing innovation in 2nd half of 19th cent. Many different forms of scenic, architectural, scientific and typographic embellishments make these prints arresting and memorable.

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A sampling of about 20 images, most from the 2nd half of the 19th century, courtesy of David Rumsey Maps. The title pages range from detailed scenes of geographical locations mapped in the atlas to elaborate typographic lettering, cartographic and scientific tool vignettes, architectural engravings and occasional mythological figures.

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The post features engravings/etchings of bird species from the Americas out of the Italian version of a 3-volume geographical encylopaedia of the region. The illustrations first appeared in that 1763 Italian version and it became the more widely known and cited work. The illustrations appear to be "fairly" accurate, although the birds are posed in contrived settings (still life) with slight smiles on their beaks perhaps. Some of the engraving work is very detailed and of high quality for mine (not so much the backgrounds, but those secondary/lazy elements are not detracting, at least). {images from Brown U}

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Wide variety of artists, techniques and subject matter in this sampling of works chosen from an enormous set of art commissioned by NASA. The artworks essentially record the rise of the space flight industry during the 60s (especially) and 70s in conjunction with the long push towards the first lunar landing. Unique, varied & remarkable.

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A whole bunch of lithographs (mostly) from the late 1800s. They are birds-eye views (maps) from various positions over Manhattan (predominantly) and various other depictions of the other NYC boroughs. The main artist working in the genre at the time was John Bachmann.

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From a Yale/Beinecke collection of old book illustrations and prints of indigenous Americans from Mexico to Canada. All sorts here from unsophisticated woodcuts to colourful painterly lithographs; many featuring traditional garb, tattoos, weapons and settings.

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Lots and LOTS of title page and legend blurbs of city and town names in ornate lettering extracted from Sanborn maps produced between about 1880 and 1920. These images feature all the wonderful, decorative initials and heading letters and title styles famous from the late 19th c. Excellent decorative fonts.

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Solid line drawings from a 2006 book that features indigenous motifs of stylised animals and tribal patterns from native American peoples of the Pacific North West.

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A large collection of engraved scenes produced in USA in 19th c. presumably as studies or proofs or for submission to banks/states. Miniatures include allegorical female figures in various guises, ornamental numbers, stylised acanthus leaves, rural scenes and classical motifs. All from British Museum.

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