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  • ANTIQUES NEWS, P.O.BOX 500MOUNT JOY, 17552

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    VOL. 44, NO. 9FRIDAY MARCH 8, 2013

    Article courtesy of E. RichardMcKinstry, Winterthur LibraryDirector, and Andrew W. Mellon,Senior Librarian

    Photos Courtesy of TheWinterthur Library: The Johnand Carolyn GrossmanCollection

    Winterthur - known world-wide for its preeminent collectionof American decorative arts, natu-ralistic gardens, and researchlibrary for the study of Americanart and material culture - hasannounced the largest single giftpurchase in its history with theaddition of the John and CarolynGrossman Collection, one of themost comprehensive archives ofperiod graphic ephemera ever tohave been assembled.

    On loan to Winterthur since2008, the Grossman Collectionrepresents approximately 250,000vividly colored ephemera itemsportraying life in America from1820 to 1920.

    Since printed ephemera typi-cally lasts for such a short time, theGrossmans have performed a hero-ic task in saving so much of it andmaking it available to the publicthrough the Winterthur Library,

    said E. Richard McKinstry,Winterthur LibraryDirector, and Andrew W.Mellon, Senior Librarian.Images portrayed onephemera are sometimesthe only ones to have sur-vived that document life inAmerica and other coun-tries a century and moreago.

    The collection docu-ments the methods of lithog-raphy and chromolithogra-phy and all they representedvisually from the early 19ththrough the early 20th cen-turies. Images portray thecustoms, attitudes, and

    ideals of Victorian and Edwardianlife: innocent children, garden-freshflowers, romantic couples, holidaytraditions, fashionable women,anthropomorphic animals, andcigar-smoking gentlemen.

    Among the collections trea-sures is the first commercially pro-duced Christmas card, printed in1843 in England, along with itsprinters proof. The Grossmansalso saved the extraordinaryarchives of the George SchlegelLithographic Company, a 19th-and20th-century business in NewYork City that specialized in print-ing cigar box labels.

    Winterthur has showcased thecollection in its library exhibitionsand in the museums Yuletide dis-plays. It has been a magnet for stu-dents and researchers, especiallythose interested in WinterthursResearch Fellowship Program.The graphic materials also have

    been used successfully inWinterthurs licensing and market-ing efforts.

    McKinstry said that having theGrossman Collection permanentlyhoused at Winterthur further solid-ifies the librarys status as a centerfor advanced research.

    Winterthur is deeply gratefulto John and Carolyn Grossman formaking this remarkable collectionavailable not only to scholars,Winterthur staff, and our visitors,but also to thousands ofresearchers, who can now accessthese materials through the

    Winterthur Library online,McKinstry said.

    Dr. Katherine C. Grier, aUniversity of Delaware his-tory professor, said the col-lection enhancesWinterthurs holdingsenough to seal its reputationas having the number oneresearch library in the coun-try for the study of visualculture in America between

    the 1860s and 1920s. Grier, aformer member of WinterthursAcademic Programs Department,said the collection givesWinterthur sufficient depth toserve as an unparalleled resourceon topics such as the history of

    WINTERTHUR ANNOUNCES LANDMARK PURCHASEOF RENOWNED GROSSMAN COLLECTION

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    Approximately 250,000 Period Items Portraying 19th- and 20th-Century Victorian andEdwardian Life Represent Major Strategic Enrichment for Winterthur

    Barbour Brothers calendar from 1890

    The first commercially printed Christmas card, from 1843, England.

    A portrait of two University ofPennsylvania athletes.

    Book published by McLoughlin Brothers, NYC.

    A childrens game,from McLoughlin.

    Postcard to celebrate New Years.Sheet music from the mid-1890s.

    Cigar ephemera: a proof of a cigar box label.

    A Christmas game, actuallywooden picture cubes thatwould create images when

    put together.

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    INDEXDeadlines . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 2Auction Calendar . . . . . . Page 9Auction Directory . . . . . . Page 9Auction Notices . . . . . . . Page 9Seekers Column . . . . . . Page 22Sellers Column . . . . . . . Page 22Service/Supplies/Specialties . . . . . . . . . . Page 22Shop Guide . . . . . . . . . . . Page 6Shops & Centers . . . . . . Page 3Shows & FM Calendars . . Page 7Shows & FM Notices . . . Page 7Subscription Form . . . . . Page 2

    On Wednesday, March 20,Pook & Pook, Inc., will hostits spring Decorative Artsauction. Preview will takeplace beginning Saturday,March 16, at noon and contin-ue until the sale date. Specifictimes will be listed on thePook & Pook website. The

    sale will encompass a varietyof objects including furniture,fine art, accessories, textilesand jewelry.

    A large groupof quilts fromthe collection ofFoster andMuriel McCarlof Beaver Falls,Pennsy lvan ia ,will be offeredon Wednesdaymorning. Thefirst of these isan interestingpieced quiltdepicting a map ofNorth America within astriped and blocked border.An appliqu double