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Quick & Co. G.C.: Automatodeon

Quick & Co. G.C.: Automatodeon

Maker: Farwell

Date: 1850
Medium: wood engraving and letter set
1/2 sheet (VL): 42 1/16 x 14 9/16 in. (106.7 x 37.5 cm)
Credit Line: Tibbals Circus Collection
Object number: ht2004402
On View: Not on view
About this ObjectHerald type black on white w/ Van Amburgh, June, Titus, Angeuine & Co.; 4 woodcuts; "Automatodeon…or Mechanical Band"; also lists other attractions including animals

The broadside, a single-sided printed sheet, with its combination of image and text, was the precursor of the colorful lithographic poster. Bold lettering in a variety of typefaces, illustrations and elaborate decorative borders were employed to reinforce key promotional phrases such as menagerie, automatodeon, and rhinoceros to draw in the crowds.

James M. Julia Collection, Maine, 1997
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