Thursday, May 31, 2012

Eagle, 1896

From Johann Friedrich Naumann, Naturgeschichte der Vogel, published in 1896 by Gera-Untermhaus in Germany. shows numerous copies for sale, starting at $300, with anything from 20 to 30 colored plates. I have a few more of these but the margins of this blog are too small, and besides it's late night and my fingers are tired. Click, drill.

Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetus

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

More Trade Cards

These are from the recent listings of .

As always, click to display larger versions.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Trade Cards

The chromo printing that people saw the most were the "trade cards" handed out as advertising and for publicity. Here are some examples (as always, click to enlarge):

At one point I went off and collected almost two thousand images of trade cards from various seller listings on eBay. Most of those are now online; go there and get lost in the colors.