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Monday, February 14, 2011

Free Vintage Clip Art - 1903 Bird Eggs Chromolithograph

 To better illustrate the difference between a handmade (time-consuming, expensive) chromolithograph and a machine made (mass production, cost-effective) offset chromolithograph like yesterday's post, here are two versions of the same bird egg artwork, above from the 1903 edition of a reference library, and below from the 1906 edition - what a difference three years can make!


  1. you can never have too many eggs, these are beauties!!

  2. Thank you so much, this egg sheet is awesome

  3. I love bird eggs and with spring right around the corner (I hope), it is so fitting. These are so beautiful. Thank you.

  4. Just found your blog. Love the egg print from 1903. Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. Love this !! Thanks so much for sharing !

  6. Thanks for sharing the comparison. I collect hand colored prints as well -- you're right, you can't replicate the detail and quality in the old ones!


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