He Who Runs May Read by Kelloggs & Comstock

He Who Runs May Read by Kelloggs & Comstock

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This colored print is an outdoor scene of a group of well-dressed people who look, hide their faces, or run from a vision that appears in the sky. The vision includes Hebrew letters followed by the inscription "God, All-knowing, all-good, all-wise. He judges." The inspiration for this is taken from the writings of the prophet Habakkuk 2:2 – Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.” In other words, let the teachings of Christ be so clearly described, that they may be easily understood at once.
This print was produced by the lithographic firm of Kelloggs & Comstock in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1848, John Chenevard Comstock (1818-1862) formed a partnership with E.B. and E.C. Kellogg. In 1850, Edmund Burke Kellogg (1809-1872) left the firm, leaving his brother Elijah Chapman Kellogg (1811-1881) and J.C. Comstock to run the lithography firm as Kellogg and Comstock. The short-lived partnership disbanded in 1851.
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Object Name
Object Type
Date made
ca 1852
Ensign, Thayer and Company
Kelloggs & Comstock
place made
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
image: 8 in x 12 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 31.75 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
Architecture, Domestic Buildings
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Morality & Religious Prints
Peters Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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