Posted 5 years ago
I posted 10 pcs. from a collection of over 170 pcs. They are in an album
ca.1930's-40's. All show mounting traces on verso 19th century.
They are floated with corner mounts. I would appreciate any thoughts
anyone may have. Conjecture thus far has been "salesman samples"
for an itinerant salesman door to door or to other printers. Maybe in the
Midwest? Another thought is that they were meant to be "examples for
colorists". The album did have a title page labeled "Samples, Proofs and Cards of Civil War Patriotics"