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1888 Engraving – “An Amateur Photographer in Peltyville”

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Etchings168 of 250Unsigned Hand Colored Litho of Girl on River BankEngraving  by Nicolas-Marie Ozanne "Le Port De Cherbourg" #37/ Engraved by G. Canali / Circa 1930 ?
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    Posted 8 years ago

    rniederman
    (326 items)

    This is an original engraving that appeared in the July 1888 issue of “Harper’s Young People.” Let’s face it, the image is silly. I’m unsure of the storyline, but a prim photographer with a bellows field camera is in the woods being tormented by squirrels, raccoons, and lots of bears.

    My wife collects antique bear items ... Vienna bronzes, Audubon images, Steiff, etc ... so this engraving was a natural crossover for our respective collections of bears and pre-1900 cameras.

    The artist wasn’t all that good in drawing bears; they look like giant rats. Yet overall it’s funny. Bears fighting. Bears rummaging through the beleaguered photographer’s stuff. Bears hamming it up with odd poses.

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    1. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, aghcollect!
    2. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, vetraio50!
    3. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      Perhaps the artist had never seen a bear, as the squirrels & raccoons look very lifelike, still it's an interesting image.
    4. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Sean!
    5. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Eric!
    6. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, geo26e!
    7. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, David!
    8. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, blunderbuss2!
    9. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      I love the old Harper etchings . And what a cute one this is :-))
    10. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Mani for the 'love' and comment!

      Thanks, bratjdd!
    11. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, AmberRose!
    12. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Phil!
    13. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Hedgewalker!
    14. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      Love the Bear party!! this is great:)
    15. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      Your very welcome Rob:)
    16. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, charcoal!
    17. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, tom61375!
    18. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks!
      bijoucaillouvintage
      roddyq
      Michael
    19. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Kerry!
    20. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Thomas!

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