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Past/Present: Industry

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Today we have two scenes, filled with billowing gases and vapors and industry smoke stacks. The older print, a 1927 etching by Anton Schutz, depicts the Brooklyn Edison Plan.  When it opened in 1901, Brooklyn Edison’s Waterside station was physically the world’s largest generating plant. With a rated capacity of 120,000 kilowatts, it had more than 10 times the capacity of their earlier-built plant on Pearl Street. Waterside eventually became a pioneer of what today is called cogeneration; the plant produced steam for heating and cooling with electricity as a by-product.

The other selected print is by Richard Florsheim, a 20th century artist who, in his later work, focused on the impact of lights and industry on our landscape. He is famous for scenes of city lights reflecting and refracting in water, and the flames and smoke of industry set against night skies. He found beauty in the landscape of industry and in man-made creations like skyscrapers and street lights.

Image on the Left: Brooklyn Edison Plant. (First state). By Anton Schutz. Etching, c. 1927. Signed in pencil. Inscribed “First state.”

Image on the Right: Catalysts. By Richard Florsheim.  Color lithograph, 1978. Trial proof before the edition of 220. Signed in pencil. Commissioned by the Rexnord Corp., Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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2012 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: The DCist

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DCIST copyToday, we are featuring our holiday gift picks for the DCist. These are gifts for the Washingtonian, the federal worker, the lobbyist, the cupcake coveter. They love our federal city, so what better gifts than prints and maps that show the city from its founding days up to the present? These city plans and views are sure to delight. Below are our gift selections for the DCist. Enjoy!

The White House - Trade Mark - F. S. Ciampa & Sons - Rodi (Italy). Published by F.S. Ciampa & Sons, Rodi, Italy. Multi-stone lithograph, Undated, c.1890. An interesting advertisement for the Italian shipping firm of F.S. Ciampa & Sons. They were major fruit exporters from Sorrento-Messina-Rodi regions of Italy. This advertising sheet was likely produced to be pasted onto cartons of fruit. $700.00

The White House – Trade Mark – F. S. Ciampa & Sons – Rodi (Italy). Published by F.S. Ciampa & Sons, Rodi, Italy. Multi-stone lithograph, Undated, c.1890. An interesting advertisement for the Italian shipping firm of F.S. Ciampa & Sons. They were major fruit exporters from Sorrento-Messina-Rodi regions of Italy. This advertising sheet was likely produced to be pasted onto cartons of fruit. $700.00

The United States Senate in Session. Published by Harper's Weekly. Hand colored offset engraving, Sept 22, 1894. Double page. $425.00

The United States Senate in Session. Published by Harper’s Weekly. Hand colored offset engraving, Sept 22, 1894. Double page. $425.00

Pennsylvania Ave. Connecting the Capitol and the White House. By Vernon Howe Bailey. Pencil and wash drawing, c.1930. $900.00.

Pennsylvania Ave. Connecting the Capitol and the White House. By Vernon Howe Bailey. Pencil and wash drawing, c.1930. $900.00.

Capitol Twilight. By Emily Trueblood. Three-block linocut, 2011. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed "15/30." Emily Trueblood was born in Arlington, VA, and grew up in the Washington DC area. $225.00.

Capitol Twilight. By Emily Trueblood. Three-block linocut, 2011. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “15/30.” Emily Trueblood was born in Arlington, VA, and grew up in the Washington DC area. $225.00.

Plan of the City of Washington. By J. Good. Published by J. Good for inclusion in the "Literary Magazine," London. Copper plate engraving, Feb. 1, 1793. On January 24, 1791, President George Washington announced the Congressionally designated permanent location of the national capital, a diamond-shaped ten-mile tract at the confluence of the Potomac and Eastern Branch Rivers. The first five maps were engraved and printed in America, the sixth, seventh and eighth in London. This is the seventh printed view and appeared in the 1793 edition of the "Literary Magazine And British Review," British produced monthly periodical. The rather primitively engraved Eagle and shield cartouche adds a decorative element to this particular map and visually separates it from the American imprints of publishers Thackera & Vallance, Hill and Tiebout. A scarce and unusual map. $4,500.00

Plan of the City of Washington. By J. Good. Published by J. Good for inclusion in the “Literary Magazine,” London. Copper plate engraving, Feb. 1, 1793. On January 24, 1791, President George Washington announced the Congressionally designated permanent location of the national capital, a diamond-shaped ten-mile tract at the confluence of the Potomac and Eastern Branch Rivers. The first five maps were engraved and printed in America, the sixth, seventh and eighth in London. This is the seventh printed view and appeared in the 1793 edition of the “Literary Magazine And British Review,” British produced monthly periodical. The rather primitively engraved Eagle and shield cartouche adds a decorative element to this particular map and visually separates it from the American imprints of publishers Thackera & Vallance, Hill and Tiebout. A scarce and unusual map. $4,500.00

Washington, The Lincoln Memorial. By Max Pollak. Color etching and aquatint, c.1945. An attractive print, depicting the exterior of Lincoln Memorial. In the lower left of the print there is a vignette of the seated statue of Lincoln (sculpted by Daniel Chester French in 1920).  Signed by artist in lower right. $850.00

Washington, The Lincoln Memorial. By Max Pollak. Color etching and aquatint, c.1945. An attractive print, depicting the exterior of Lincoln Memorial. In the lower left of the print there is a vignette of the seated statue of Lincoln (sculpted by Daniel Chester French in 1920). Signed by artist in lower right. $850.00

Lock 20. (C&O Canal). By Yolanda Frederikse. Screenprint on BFK Rives paper, 2006. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Inscribed "2/8." Yolanda Frederikse is a local printmaker, working out of Maryland. Lock 20 on the C&O Canal is located in Potomac Maryland, near Great Falls. $325.00

Lock 20. (C&O Canal). By Yolanda Frederikse. Screenprint on BFK Rives paper, 2006. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Inscribed “2/8.” Yolanda Frederikse is a local printmaker, working out of Maryland. Lock 20 on the C&O Canal is located in Potomac Maryland, near Great Falls. $325.00

Bird's-Eye View of Washington City, D.C. By George A. Morrison. Published by W.H. & O.H. Morrison, Washington, DC. Stone engraving, hand colored, 1872. Bird's-eye view looking west from behind the Capitol, which is shown with its new dome and extensions. A 16-item key identifies such landmarks as the Smithsonian Castle, Wasihngton Monument, Botanical Gardens, State Department and Treasury Building. Currently framed. $1,150.00.

Bird’s-Eye View of Washington City, D.C. By George A. Morrison. Published by W.H. & O.H. Morrison, Washington, DC. Stone engraving, hand colored, 1872. Bird’s-eye view looking west from behind the Capitol, which is shown with its new dome and extensions. A 16-item key identifies such landmarks as the Smithsonian Castle, Washington Monument, Botanical Gardens, State Department and Treasury Building. Currently framed. $1,150.00.

City of Washington : From beyond the Navy Yard.  By  George Cooke. Eng'd by W. J. Bennett. Published by Lewis P. Clover, 180 Fulton St. N.Y. Aquatint engraving, 1834. One of the great views of the Nation's Capital.  Washington is shown from the south bank of the Anacostia River.  On the right is the Washington Navy Yard, est. 1799, behind is the original Capitol Building and to the left is the White House. The painter of this view is George Cooke. He and the engraver, William Bennett, teamed up to produce four folio-size views of American cities. $40,000.00.

City of Washington : From beyond the Navy Yard. By George Cooke. Eng’d by W. J. Bennett. Published by Lewis P. Clover, 180 Fulton St. N.Y. Aquatint engraving, 1834. One of the great views of the Nation’s Capital. Washington is shown from the south bank of the Anacostia River. On the right is the Washington Navy Yard, est. 1799, behind is the original Capitol Building and to the left is the White House. The painter of this view is George Cooke. He and the engraver, William Bennett, teamed up to produce four folio-size views of American cities. $40,000.00.

The Smithsonian Institution. Published by J. A. & R. A. Reid, Providence. Wood engraving, hand colored, 1884-90. This is the original, Smithsonian castle building.From "Picturesque Washington" by Joseph West Moore. $65.00

The Smithsonian Institution. Published by J. A. & R. A. Reid, Providence. Wood engraving, hand colored, 1884-90. This is the original, Smithsonian castle building.From “Picturesque Washington” by Joseph West Moore. $65.00

U. S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington. By Anton Schutz.  Etching, 1928. Signed in pencil. On wove paper. $275.00.

U. S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington. By Anton Schutz. Etching, 1928. Signed in pencil. On wove paper. $275.00.

Plan of the City of Washington. The Capitol [sic] of the United States of America. By S. Augustus Mitchell. Published by S. A. Mitchell, Philadelphia. Handcolored engraving, c.1880. A pleasant map of the U.S. Capital from Mitchell's "New General Atlas."  A decorative, printed "grape vine border" surrounds this map. Engraved by W.H. Gamble. In this 1880's state, Howard University and the Washington Monument are now depicted. $265.00.

Plan of the City of Washington. The Capitol [sic] of the United States of America. By S. Augustus Mitchell. Published by S. A. Mitchell, Philadelphia. Hand colored engraving, c.1880. A pleasant map of the U.S. Capital from Mitchell’s “New General Atlas.” A decorative, printed “grape-vine border” surrounds this map. Engraved by W.H. Gamble. In this 1880’s state, Howard University and the Washington Monument are now depicted. $265.00.

[Untitled.] Washington Monument with Mall. By Emilio Sanchez (1921-1999). Pencil drawing, undated. A striking night scene of the Washington Monument and Reflecting Pool. $1,200.00

[Untitled.] Washington Monument with Mall. By Emilio Sanchez (1921-1999). Pencil drawing, undated. A striking night scene of the Washington Monument and Reflecting Pool. $1,200.00

Check previous posts for more great gift ideas- for everyone on your list. To view other 2012 gift guides, see below:

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2011 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: GIFTS FOR THE WASHINGTONIAN

FIND THE GIFTS HERE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Want more gift ideas? Check out our other Holiday Gift Guides: Gifts for the World Traveler and Gifts for the Foodie. And check back weekly for new suggestions!

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Past/Present: Park Avenue

 

Two complimentary prints of Park Avenue, in New York City. Both prints, made eighty years apart, are etchings. Enjoy!

Image on Left: View of Park Avenue by Anton Schutz. Etching, 1927.

Image on Right: Park Avenue Crossing by DeAnn L. Prosia. Etching , 2007.

 

 

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