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Evan Evans / Oliver Evans / F[rancis] Shallus, Engraver No. 89 South Front St. Phil[adelphi]a, CYDER OR TOBACCO PRESS. [:] EVAN EVANS’S STRAW-CUTTERS. [:] MARS WORKS

Oliver Evans broadside promoting his cider press and other inventions

An unrecorded illustrated broadside promoting the products of the Mars Works in Philadelphia, established in 1807 by noted inventor, industrialist and author Oliver Evans (1755-1819). One of America’s great self-taught inventors and industrialists, the contributions of Oliver Evans included the design and manufacture of an automated grist mill, one of which was installed at Mount […]

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Charming guide map of Boston

A very attractive and scarce guide map, printed by one of Boston’s great chromolithographers. The map is based on James Slade’s recently-completed official map of Boston, which depicts Boston during one of its most aggressive and successful periods of expansion. Most dramatically, it shows the vast area of Back Bay created by fill in recent […]

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Best Grease in the World!

A charming and extremely rare broadside advertisement for Frazer’s Grease, touting its superiority to petroleum-based products. The ad depicts two horse-drawn buggies, one with a collapsed front axle and its driver complaining “Here I am broke down ! ! Axle completely worn out, and my Wagon in use only Six Months. If I EVER USE […]

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1897 chromolithographic broadside advert for FIss, Doerr & Carroll

Handsome advertising broadside for horse dealers Fiss Doerr & Carroll

A rare and very handsome 1897 cartographic advertising broadside for Fiss, Doerr & Carroll, the self-proclaimed “largest horse dealers in the world.” Executed by the era’s foremost printer of chromolithographic maps. The firm of Fiss, Doerr & Carroll was formed in 1896 by the merger of horse dealers Fiss & Doerr and Carroll & Connelly. […]

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