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Wood, Taber & Morse's Steam Engine Works

about 1885
Printer Cosack & Co. (American, 19th century), Unidentified artist, American, 19th century


Dimensions

56 x 72 cm (22 1/16 x 28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1980.470

Medium or Technique

Chromolithograph

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Posters

We don’t know who designed this advertisement for one of upstate New York’s leading manufacturers of steam engines, but engines were big business by the 1880s, and needed sophisticated and eye-catching advertising. Cosack and Co. was one of the leading printing firms of the day, famous for vivid colors and labor-intensive printing; this sheet required more than a dozen passes through the press to create the full range of colors.

Signed

Cosack & Co., Buffalo & Chicago

Credit Line

Gift of Stephen Paine