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Antique Lithograph Print, Crandall Black Currants, W. H. Prestele Agriculture Print, Dept. of Agriculture,

Regular price $35.00
This is a framed antique lithograph print/bookplate No. III from the 1889 Dept. of Agriculture yearbook featuring Crandall black currants by W. H. Prestele. The print/bookplate shows age residue under the glass and a small dent at the top center. These old lithographs from Dept. of Agriculture yearbooks are known for their bright, vivid colors, and this one is no exception. Under a magnifying light, the currants and leaves have lovely shimmer speckles. This is a wonderful piece of antique wall art that would grace a wall in your home.

The framing and matting are as lovely as the print, itself. The frame is solid wood and has a silver/gray lightly distressed finish, with a band in gold at the glass. The mat is of one piece but is designed to replicate a multi-mat effect in cream, black, light blue, and gold. This is an antique print in and antique frame. The print shows some age spotting, as would be expected from a late 19th-century lithograph print. Even so, this is a lovely piece of wall art. 

The frame measures 12 5/8" x 11" x 3/4" and the print measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/4".

Historical context always helps us appreciate vintage and antique treasures so much more. As I research items, I often learn such interesting facts. This antique print comes from the First Report of the Pomologist of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, the same year in which Van Gogh painted Starry Night, The New York Times issued its first publication, and thousands rushed to claim land in the Land Rush of 1889, consequently forming Oklahoma City.


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