Great Past Pitiful Present Uncle Sam Whiskey 1885 antique color lithograph printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
A Great Past and a Pitiful Present
(19th century American political comic art)
Art by Bernhard Gillam
Issued 1885, NY by Puck
Wonderful and uncommon original antique 19th century color lithograph print.
Printed in the late 19th century on quality paper which retains its inherent structural flexibility and soundness.
In about VG or better condition, some light age toning as typical and some faint trivial age staining, overall the printed image remains clean, attractive and well worthy of ownership and display [note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws]. Text on verso as issued.
The printed area remains visually pleasing, a nice impression of an interesting satirical image.
Please note-this is a single sheet only, offered for the great visual appeal for framing or collecting.
Any minor defects along the sheet edges and in the margins may be seen in the photos.
Sheet measures c. 19 7/8" H x 13 3/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 18 1/2" H x 11 3/8" W.
Original fold line as issued.
(Lost Prosperity, Corruption, Degraded, United States)