Alexander Hager is the co-founder of Visual Ambrosia, an ambient video production company that creates ambient videos that are displayed in lobbies, waiting rooms and on their Roku app "Visual Ambrosia." These videos are created by scanning 19th Century chromolithograph
prints and are meant to increase memorability of advertisements, reduce perceived wait time, increase customer dwell time, create pause points, and dynamically decorate.
Dating to 1889, this chromolithograph
promoted the trademarked line of Buckeye, Adriance and Triumph horse-drawn farm machinery.
Library of Congress/ Keppler & Schwarzmann A chromolithograph
by Louis Dalrymple, centerfold feature in "Puck" magazine, March 4 , 1896, shows presidential hopefuls in a-swamp containing "Jingo ism," " Blunders" and "Demaqoqi srn."
We cannot be sure that the chromolithograph
reproductions of the sketches accurately represent the spectral content of the sky, as we also cannot be sure that Ascroft himself accurately depicted the colors using the palette of crayons available to him, but modern photographs of volcanic sunsets resemble these sketches well.
(1) The OED indicates that the term "chromo" was often used in the latter half of the nineteenth century as a "colloquial shortening of CHROMOLITHOGRAPH
" ("Chromo"), which was "a picture printed in colours from stone" ("Chromolithograph
Physicians produced texts on color plates to guide their fellow physicians and so dermatological atlases were formed on copper plates first, then on chromolithograph
and much later the photographs filled the gap (Serlin 85-6).
As Congress debated what would become the Chinese Exclusion Act a month later, the Wasp published a two-page chromolithograph
entitled The Burning Question, one of a series of cartoons supporting the case for immigration restriction.
Sometimes it's a matter of evidence and argument, as in her reading of Frederic Church's enormous and enormously influential 1857 painting of Niagara Falls (seen in an uninspiring chromolithograph
Surrounding these legs are other images of women: a lithe gymnast, who invokes Weimar health and body culture, as epitomized by Max Schmeling and by Wilhelm Prager's 1925 UFA film, Wege zur Kraft und Korperkultur (Paths towards Strength and Body Culture; see Bathrick); a dancer, who often symbolizes Dadaism in Hoch's art; a mythic nude figure, cut from a Victorian chromolithograph
, who refers to an older Germany; and a bare-shouldered New Woman, who sports a fashionable Bubikopf, or bobbed haircut (Lavin 6-8).
This was a valuable addition, for while we already owned a broken copy of George Ashdown Audsley's TheArt of Chromolithography Popularly Explained (1833), whose twenty-two progressive proofs demonstrate the creation of a single chromolithograph
, we did not yet own an example of a lithostone with progressive proofs made from it.
At 25 cents a head, the initial showing in New York earned US$3,000, and triple that amount was made on subscriptions for the chromolithograph
, which became a popular wedding gift in its day.