CourtshipMatrimony

Courtship/Matrimony

Description (Brief)
Colored print; an optical illusionary portrait of man and woman. When viewed one way, as "Courtship," they are smiling. When viewed the other way, as "Matrimony," they are scowling. A moon looks upon the smiling couple, storm clouds appear above the frowning couple. Verses appear beneath each title.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1850
distributors
Ensign, Thayer and Company
lithographer
Kelloggs & Comstock
place made
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
Physical Description
hand-colored (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 12 in x 8 1/4 in; 30.48 cm x 20.955 cm
overall: 14 in x 10 in; 35.56 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2285
catalog number
60.2285
accession number
228146
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Courtship, love
Comic prints
Marriage
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Art
Peters Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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