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Box 15

Kilburn & Cross Wood Engraved Proofs

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Box 15 Folder 1 Kilburn & Cross [Firm]. [Various wood engravings of Advertising, Manufacturing]; wood engraved proofs. (various sizes). ca. 1880s-90s.

Sixty various wood engravings relating to machinery, advertising, cover art and manufacturing. There are images of the exteriors of factory buildings, pianos, sewing machines, printing presses, tea pots, reversible collars and cuffs, blood purifiers, revolvers, urns, graveyards, ranges, Gately’s World’s Progress cover art, images of the history of the United States, belting, bicycles, Hood’s cover art, soda machines, a man reading maps, a colonial house in a landscape.

Box 15 Folder 2 Kilburn & Cross [Firm] after Charles Copland ( - ) and Frank Schell (1834-1909). [Various wood engravings featuring scenes and soldiers from the American Civil War]; wood engraved proofs. (various sizes). ca. 1880s.

Twelve various wood engravings relating to scenes and soldiers from the Civil War. Some feature full-length portraits of standing men in uniform, various men seated facing different directions, battlefield scenes with men preparing for battle, men walking down a path with rifles (pencil annotation states this is “Marching through Georgia”), men scaling an embankment with rifles, several fallen and one with sword raised, a battle scene from “Baton Rouge 1863” with soldiers and African Americans, horses, carts, and animals and a scene with African-Americans with exaggerated features marching down railroad tracks with farm equipment over their shoulders being directed by soldiers on horseback.

Box 15 Folder 3 Kilburn & Cross [Firm]. [Various wood engravings after watercolors by Charles Copland]; wood engraved proofs. (various sizes). ca. 1880s.

Ten wood engravings depicting various types of scenes, an allegorical scene with a large man putting down two smaller figures, an image featuring men building a bridge across a swamp, two men walking through the brush at night with guns over their shoulders and the moon in the distance, men walking down a path against a sunset, men arriving at an encampment, African-Americans outside a large plantation house, African-American children playing on the floor of a hut, an African-American man playing the banjo in a landscape, slaves/workers picking reeds, and an African-American woman standing on a porch crying while two men walk away.

Box 15 Folder 4 Kilburn & Cross [Firm]. [Various wood engravings of portraits of unknown sitters]; wood engraved proofs. (various sizes). no date.

Thirty-eight portraits featuring bust portraits of men, a woman’s head on a coin, a woman looking right, and several of men from different eras.

Box 15 Folder 5 Kilburn & Cross [Firm]. [Various wood engravings of portraits of known sitters]; wood engraved proofs. (various sizes). no date.

Forty-three portraits of known sitters, many labeled by Henry Cross. Included are George Stephenson, John Harrison, Samuel Crompton, Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Milton, William Shakespeare, Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, [an unknown composer], Francois Arago, George Graham, Aristotle, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Mark Twain, Sir Francis Bacon, Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, Charles Dickens, Alexander Pope, Miguel Cervantes, [unknown] Goldsmith, Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott, Giovanni Boccaccio, Robert Burns, John Dryden, Raphael, Olga Fialka, Geoffrey Chaucer, Horace, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Francesco Petrarch, Herodotus, Blaise Pascal, [unknown], Aristophanes, Michelangelo, Molière, Virgil, Sophocles, Erasmus, Cicero and Plato.

Box 15 Folder 6 Kilburn & Cross [Firm]. [Various wood engravings of portraits of political figures]; wood engraved proofs. (various sizes). no date.

Fifty-one portraits of known sitters, many labeled by Henry Cross. Included are Napoleon, Andrea Massena, Juno, Charlemagne, Lassalle, Jean Lannes, Louis Suchet, Cauline, Henri De Bourbon, Duroc, MacDonald, LaPlace, Desaix, Daroust, King of Rome, Caesar, [unknown], Rufus Choate, Jeremiah Mason, Peter I, Blücher, Josephene, Wellington, Hortense Beauhamais, Marie Louisa, Jean Kléber, Ney, Moreau, Courion St. Cye, Piscegra, Bessieres, Beauhamais, Marshall, Cromwell, Benjamin Franklin, William Penn, [unknown], Demosthenes, George Washington, Litizia: Mother of Napoleon, [unknown].

Box 15 Folder 7 Kilburn & Cross [Firm]. [Various wood engravings of portraits of scientists and inventors]; wood engraved proofs. (various sizes). no date.

Twenty-eight portraits of known sitters, many labeled by Henry Cross. Included are Georges Cuvier, Oliver Evans, [Sir/Dr.] Cartwright, S.F.B. Morse, Dalton, Professor Agassiz, [unknown], Eli Whitney, […]wright, John Dollond, [unknown], Joseph Niépce, Davy, Robert Fulton, J.M. Jaquard, Kepler, Columbus, James Watt, John Gutenberg, Sir Isaac Newton, von Humboldt, Galileo, Louis J.M. [Daguenel], Harvey, Copernicus, Faraday, Sm. J. [Bromel?].

Box 15 Folder 8 Kilburn & Cross [Firm] after William Formby Halsall (1841-1919) and Marshall (Jr.) Johnson (1850-1921). [Various wood engravings of maritime scenes]; wood engraved proofs. (various sizes). no date.

Five landscape images of maritime scenes featuring several boats out on the water, one heavily damaged, boats at night with lights, a boat dragging the carcass of a sperm whale through tropical waters, a large whale attacking a boat, a boat crushed by the rocks and a person in the water.

 


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