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Washington DC Puzzle

The Capitol at Washington. Map of the World on Mercator’s Projection. (Puzzle, map, and view.)  View: chromolithograph. Map: multi-color rotolithograph. Published by McLoughlin Bros., New York, 1888.

 

We recently added a unique boxed puzzle, with a view of the United States Capitol building on one side and a map of the world on the other, to our inventory. The title on the puzzle box is: “A New Dissected Map of the World with a picture puzzle of the Capitol at Washington.”  It comes with a separate folded copy of the world map. The puzzle creates a striking view of the Capitol, with a blue and coral sky and lots of activity around the entrance to the Capitol. As is typical in 19th century puzzles, the outer ring of pieces all link into each other, while the inner pieces are flat-sided squares and rectangles.  The puzzle was created in 1888.

The puzzle was published by McLoughlin Bros., Inc., a New-York based publishing firm, active from 1828-1920.  The company was a pioneer in color printing technologies in children’s books and games. Early products were  attractively hand-painted, in what was an early form of an assembly line–the line drawings were passed from artist to artist with each one responsible for coloring in one of the colors. The company later experimented with chromolithographic and multi-color rotolithographic printing techniques. McLoughlin Bros. also specialized in the retelling of classic stories, with omissions of lewder or uncouth sections, to make the story more child-friendly.   By 1886, the firm was publishing a wide range of items, including chapbooks, larger picture-books, puzzles, games, and paper dolls. McLoughlin produced some of the most colorful and collectible board games in America, and was a prolific manufacturer of games until the company was bought out by Milton Bradley in 1920.

To see this item on our website, click here. You can also see it in person at our Georgetown DC gallery.

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Holiday 2013 Showcase- Read it Now!

Our new Holiday 2013 Showcase has been sent out to our mailing list, and should hit mailboxes this week. The catalog features a wide range of prints and maps- including new Currier and Ives hand-colored lithographs, important early views from Henry Lewis’ Das Illustrirte Mississippithal, traditional holiday genre scenes, and a sampling of new contemporary prints (and accompanying  biographical information) from our local DC artists Deron DeCesare, Yolanda Frederikse, Jake Muirhead, Philip Bennet, and Susan Goldman.

Published in both traditional and digital media forms, we are now able to share our fantastic collection in a whole new way.  To receive our next Showcase in print, just send us your mailing information, via email.

Click the image below to read the Holiday Showcase:

The Old Print Gallery Showcase. Holiday 2013. CLICK TO READ!

The Old Print Gallery Showcase.
Holiday 2013.
CLICK TO READ!

We hope you enjoy it!

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2013 IFPDA Print Fair

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The IFPDA Print Fair is this week and our partner The Old Print Shop is exhibiting. If you are looking for something excited and print-related to do this weekend, we urge you to attend the fair and see some of the best contemporary, early 20th century, and antique prints available. The fair is unique among the world’s major art fairs for its focus on fine prints from all periods. And while the Fair is known among museum curators and major collectors for its rare and exceptional prints, excellent works can be found in all price ranges, including exciting new projects from today’s leading and emerging artists.

The Town Home. By Blanche Lazzell. White-line woodcut, 1928.

The Town Home. By Blanche Lazzell. White-line woodcut, 1928.

The Old Print Shop is at Booth 205. Stop by to say “hi” and peruse their great selection of prints. Ticket prices are as follows:  Daily- $20 [$10 for 65 and older and students with I.D.]; Two-day Pass-$30; Run-of-Show- $40.

Fair Hours:

THURSDAY 11/07: 12 – 8 pm
FRIDAY 11/08: 12 – 8 pm
SATURDAY 11/09: 12 – 8 pm
SUNDAY 11/10: 12 – 6 pm

The Print Fair takes place at the historic Park Avenue Armory located at 643 Park Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets in the heart of Manhattan’s elegant Upper East Side.

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For more information, including directions, a list of dealers, and print-related articles, visit the IFPDA Print Fair Website. 

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October 2013 Showcase- Read it Now!

Our new October 2013 Showcase has been sent out to our mailing list, and should hit mailboxes this week. The catalog features a wide range of prints and maps- striking portraits of American revolutionary heroes, important early maps and views of the Americas and Holy Land, traditional fall hunting scenes, and a sampling of contemporary and early 20th century prints from our two most recent shows, PER-FORM and Alessandro Mastro-Valerio: A Retrospective.

Published in both traditional and digital media forms, we are now able to share our fantastic collection in a whole new way.  We are already working on our next issue, just in time for the holidays. To receive our next Showcase, just send us your mailing information, via email.

Read the October Showcase:

The Old Print Gallery Showcase. October 2013. CLICK TO READ!

The Old Print Gallery Showcase.
October 2013.
CLICK TO READ!

We hope you enjoy it!

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