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Box 10

David Claypoole Johnston
Printing Plates and Blocks, Miscellaneous Items

 


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Box 10 Folder 1 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). Mrs. D.C. Johnston [calling card]; copperplate. (10 x 5.5 cm). No date.

Copperplate engraving of the calling card for Mrs. D.C. Johnston; image featuring the name D.C. Johnston bent out of the branches of leaves in the foreground; in the distance are mountains and alongside is a boulder labeled “Mrs.” See printed version of the calling card in Box 10 Folder 5.

 


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Box 10 Folder 2 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). Dissolving Views; woodblock. (9 x 7 cm). No date.

Image featuring a man bent over, hat in hand looking into a box in front of him to the left; there is a man holding onto a string which is attached to the box. Text on verso reads Showman- Taking a peep in a Magical Showbox….you are now looking down Pennsylvania Avenue, in the distance you perceive a white house; keep your eye on it and you will see it dissolve and disappear.”

 


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Box 10 Folder 3 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Illustrations from the 1830 Galaxy of Wit]; engravings. (15.5 x 8 cm). 1830.

Eleven numerous signed engravings by Johnston for Galaxy of Wit; AAS catalog record link available here. Images include a scene with numerous men lined up, Falstaff in the center; second image is “A Judge” with a judge at a table with three men and numerous bottles; “A Quick Retort” with an image of an African American man punching a white man in the face outside on the street, two men looking on; “Saving” with two men in an attic with a table, one lighting a candle; “Admiral Montague” with an image of a tied up man being whipped by another man; an Admiral and other men look on; “Yorkshire!” with an image of a dining room table and four men surrounding it, one drinking from a goblet; “Charlestown” with an image of several men on the street in top hats; “The Post” with an image of an intoxicated man approaching a street-post; “Currency” with an image of a man holding a book and knocking over a tale; a man to the right extends his arm; on the wall is a sign reading “No Trust”; “Hunchback of Toulouse” with an image of two men on the street; a hunchback to the right pointing to a man with a swollen eye.

 


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Box 10 Folder 4 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Six engraved title pages]; engravings. (various sizes). No date.

Title pages for Lives of the Apostles by F.W.P. Greenwood featuring robed figures in a pastoral scene a palm tree growing to the right; on the reverse is an image of the “Last Supper” signed by D.C. Johnston. Title page for the Laughing Philosopher (1825) with a group of lined up men many in theatrical clothing; note: central man is similar to Box 1 Folder 2; Conversations on Common Things with an image of a woman with her arm extended around a child pointing towards items such as a clock, basket, globe; Washington bust, etc. Portrait of Junius labeled “Earl of Chatham” from Letters of Junius (1829); church ruins in a landscape labeled from the text Kenilworth a Waverly Novel by Sir Walter Scott and two copies of the engraved frontispiece for the Token one signed to “E.B. DeForest from Marcus Wood”.

 

 


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Box 10 Folder 5 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Eleven engraved trade cards]; engravings. (various sizes). No date.

Engraved trade cards for D.C. Johnston and Mrs. D.C. Johnston [from plate in Box 10 Folder 1] as well as cards for D. Brigham with an image of a train in a landscape and the letters “D. Brigham” bent out of the branches of trees; “A. Cary Stone Marble and Stone Cutter Front St. Boston” with an image of marble stone, granite, headstones and tombstones depicting the words; to the right is an urn and underneath signed “D.C. Johnston del et sct”; Miss Blayney Teacher of Music No 172 So. Third ST.” with an image of a harp and sheet music with a banner and trumpets.

 


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Box 10 Folder 6 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Fourteen engravings]; engravings. (various sizes). No date.

Engraved and woodcut portraits of: “John Horne Tooke Esqr” with a bust portrait of a man looking left and additional image of “Earl of Chatham”; images are from Letters of Junius (1829); “Mrs. James Hunter Equestrian”; two engravings of “Sa” “Logic Jerry” and “Dusty Bob” glued to a piece of cardstock; part of a masthead for a Daily Paper featuring a flag, shield, and anchor; a man carrying a horse; several pin ups of men fighting and opening bottles; a portrait of a woman in a mink image is annotated “The coil of…$2”; a young boy holding a stick rifle and blowing bubbles; a man packing a crate with straw, in the foreground are numerous vases; an image of a soldier with a mushroom for a head; an image of a man seated at a desk writing letters and holding his fingers to his nose (image is a variant from Scraps No. 5); an image of a young girl in large shoes, is annotated “How to avoid corns”; image of a man holding a rifle and a whiskey barrel in his hands; image of a man inserting a cotton plant into the ear of a sitting lion (similar to Box 8 Folder 15); two copies of a soldier lying on his back surrounded by artillery and three illustrations for the New Mirror Extra Nov. 5, 1844. Images include a young man playing a flute; to his right is a dog in a collar; image of a man at a table holding up rolled papers; and an image of an auction scene with a crowd of men holding paper which reads “Valuable House Lots”. 

 


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Box 10 Folder 7 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Three portraits of D.C. Johnston]; pencil and photographs. (various sizes). No date.

Various portraits of David Claypoole Johnston. One is a pencil drawing featuring the artist sitting in a rocking chair facing left reading from an open book. Three photographs are of a bust portrait of Johnston facing right, head turned towards the viewer wearing a dark coat and a cravat; photographs are annotated “Drawn by J. Wood 1823”. Three photographs are of the Thomas J. Johnston chalk portrait with Johnston facing the viewer eyes turned right. Note: is similar to the oil painting in the collections of the American Antiquarian Society. See similar image in Box 14 Folder 4.

 


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Additional envelopes (added 2010)

 

Box 10 Folder 8 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Cartoon envelopes; metamorphoses]; hand colored engravings; engravings. (12 x 7.5 cm). 1836-1863? Two envelopes gift of David Tatham, 2010.

Envelopes featuring portraits of men as “Before and After”; the envelopes have tabs on the bottom labeled “pull” which change the facial expressions on the portraits above. Some of the depictions include two copies of “A Buchan-eer” before and after the Presidential Election. Two copies of a portrait of a bald man with red hear wearing a dark coat, rings and a cravat with a cup in his hands; his before and after is a “Beautiful Goblet of White House Champagne” and after “An ugly mug of Log Cabin hard cider” the cup in his hands change from initials for MVB [Martin Van Buren] and WHH [William Henry Harrison]; four copies of a portrait of Jefferson Davis facing right “Before” and “After” the Fall of Fort Sumter 1861-3; four copies of “A Locofoco before and after the late election” where the pull tab for before is “Hurra for Cass!” and after “What! Old Zack Elected!”; two copies of before and after for “A Locofoco Christmas Present” of A Locofoco before and after the N. York election; two copies of a Fremonter before and after the Presidential election “giving ‘em Jessie in Maine” “getting Jessie in Penna”; two copies of before and after “Jonathan Soaker after the Governor’s signature to the Liquor Bill” and “Jonathan Soaker after the Governor’s Veto to the Liquor Bill”; two copies of a before and after with text glued which starts “Hurrah! For the Fair…” and one copy of a Fremonter Before the Presidential Election which is glued over the Jonathan Soaker printed text (see proofs in Box 9 Folder 10).

 


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Box 10 Folder 9 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865). [Engravings from Aurora Borealis]; engravings. (9.5 x 15.5 cm). 1831.

Images for Aurora Borealis (1831); first image is an interior scene with a man holding a woman’s hand; both are sitting in chairs labeled “Sir Isaac Newton’s Courtship”; second image features a woman motioning towards a portrait on the floor, to her left is a man with a large stomach looking cross labeled “A Striking Likeness”; Image of three soldiers on horses in front of a store labeled “Drugs and Medicines” image is labeled “Mortars”; interior scene of a dining table where two men are seated one eating, in front of them is a dog, image is labeled “Curiosity”; title page featuring two men holding up a sign which is labeled “The Aurora Borealis or Flashes of Wit”; two copies of an engraving with men lined up labeled “Andrews” “Forrest” “Macready” “Holland” “Cooper” “Sloman” “Ellissett” “Mast Burke” there are two framed portraits on the wall; an image labeled “Sailor & Huggler” featuring a house exploding and a man with his hand on his head wearing striped pants and hat in front of him; image of a man on a barrel of gin smoking handing over a smoking item to a skinny admiral labeled “Van Tromp”; image of a man looking at a fire on the street; behind him is a cart with items and a man looking on with a bugle labeled “Yankee Pedler”; interior scene with three men one with his feet up on a chair labeled “A Little Porter” interior scene at a dining room table with four men smoking; a fifth man is outside and looks in through a window labeled “Turning Out”; image of two African American men inside a tavern one handing the other a cup; looking on is the tavern keeper and a disheveled man with a bottle stands in the doorway labeled “Fair Play”; interior scene with a long table and two well-dressed men one holding a cane to a poorly dressed boy labeled “Dr. Johnston Pudding”; outdoor fish market where a man to the right is cutting up fish and an African-American man is purchasing one; to the left is a woman being squirted by a clam and dog running around the baskets labeled “Fish”.

 

 

 


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Box 10 Folder 10 Unknown creator. [Artist Glass of D.C. Johnston]; glass in case. ( circular: 4.5 x 3.5 cm). No date.

Single circular magnifying glass in a case labeled “D.C. Johnston”.

 

 

 


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Box 10 Folder 11 Johnston, David Claypoole (1799-1865) attributed. [Uncut woodblock with image of a cobbler]; woodblock. (6 x 5.5 cm). No date.

Image on a woodblock of a seated cobbler at a bench working on a shoe; he has a hammer in his hand; there are tools on a shelf on the wall behind him and a window to the right.

 


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Box 10 Folder 12 J.B. Keim after David Claypoole Johnston (1799-1865) [design]. [Great Locofoco Juggernaut plate]; copperplate. (10.5 x 24.5 cm). 1838?

Engraved copperplate for Great Locofoco Juggernaut (see engravings in Box 6 Folder 1.34-36) engraved by “JB Keim” in Philadelphia. Image is the reverse of the print.



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Box 10 Copperplate 1 John F. Morin after David Claypoole Johnston (1799-1865) [design]. [Scraps No. 7 Plate I]; copperplate. (25.5 x 35.5 cm). 1836?

Copperplate by John F. Morin in New York [engraver stamp appears on reverse]. See Box 9 Folder 7; images feature twelve vignette scenes illustrating Johnston’s text on Phrenology.

Image of printed plate available here.

 


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Box 10 Copperplate 2 John F. Morin after David Claypoole Johnston (1799-1865) [design]. [Scraps No. 7 Plate II]; copperplate. (25 x 35.5 cm). 1836?

Copperplate by John F. Morin in New York [engraver stamp appears on reverse]. See Box 9 Folder 7; images feature twelve vignette scenes illustrating Johnston’s text on Phrenology.

Image of printed plate available here.

 


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Box 10 Copperplate 3 John F. Morin after David Claypoole Johnston (1799-1865) [design]. [Scraps No. 7 Plate III]; copperplate. (25 x 35.5 cm). 1836?

Copperplate by John F. Morin in New York [engraver stamp appears on reverse]. See Box 9 Folder 7; images feature twelve vignette scenes illustrating Johnston’s text on Phrenology.

Image of printed plate available here.

 


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Box 10 Copperplate 4 John F. Morin after David Claypoole Johnston (1799-1865) [design]. [Scraps No. 7 Plate IV]; copperplate. (25 x 35.5 cm). 1836?

Copperplate by John F. Morin in New York [engraver stamp appears on reverse]. See Box 9 Folder 7; mages feature twelve vignette scenes illustrating Johnston’s text on Phrenology.

Image of printed plate available here.

 


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