Jack’s Colorful House

The History of the House That Jack Built.  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: G.S. Peters, 1839.
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The rich shades of red, yellow and chartreuse are hallmarks of the color picture books issued by Pennsylvania Dutch printer Gustav Sigismund Peters, who excelled at the use of multi-block color wood engravings (as opposed to hand stenciling) in children’s titles.  At its best, his work set a new standard for colored illustrations in Antebellum America.   

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