View of lunatic asylum from Brattleboro Common 1861 Vermont antique printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
VIEW WEST FROM BRATTLEBORO COMMON
[Including VT Lunatic Asylum]
(Vermont - early state Nature view)
Issued Claremont, N.H.: 1861.
Printed New York by Ferd, Mayer & Co.
Uncommon and fine mid-19th century lithographed view print.
This particular type of mid-19th century lithographic printing process was very laborious, involving long-apprenticed highly trained hand artisans. It also involved challenging hand-operated machinery, inking ofstones, sheets of paper individually hung to dry, skill, patience, and other endless tasks and labor. Because of these and various other factors, this old printed leaf is an interesting original artifact from a long past moment in printing.
Please view scan closely as it allows for a close zoom inspection.
This scan is much better than any words and we suggest it should take precedence over our verbal description.
[ note: We grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws. We are doing our best to show & describe this item so you are happy when it arrives ].
In mostly clean, nice light age-dusty condition, as is clearly visible in scan, sheet lightly age toned -- overall still quite appealing visually.
Could readily be displayed or collected.
In all, remains a charming antique printed image any collector, dealer, person of taste or institution would be pleased to own.
Sheet measures c. 11 1/4" W x 8 1/8" H.
Printed area measures c. 7 1/4" W x 5 1/4" H.
We encourage you to print this description to keep with the image. It serves as an informal but valid Certificate of Authenticity for as long as you own it.