The Life & Age of Woman by Kelloggs & Comstock

The Life & Age of Woman by Kelloggs & Comstock

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This hand colored print shows a female at different stages from infancy to old age. This was a popular and recurring theme of genteel society during the 19th Century. The figures are depicted in ascending steps to middle age and then descending, with old age being the lowest to the right. Each image portrays a well-dressed girl or woman in appropriate attire for her position in society (i.e., bride, mother, matron). There are verses beneath each figure and vignettes that symbolize various stages of life. A small vignette of two people standing beside a man digging three graves is in the center foreground.
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. It was not until 1855 that Edmund Burke Kellogg rejoined his brother E.C. Kellogg and continued the successful operation of the family’s lithography firm. The print was distributed by D. Needham of New York City.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lithograph
Object Type
Lithograph
Date made
1848-1849
distributor
Ensign, Thayer and Company
maker
Kelloggs & Comstock
place made
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 8 in x 12 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 31.75 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2932
catalog number
60.2932
accession number
228146
maker number
130
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Marriage
Children
Flowers
Civic Associations
Toys
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Domestic Furnishings
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Morality & Religious Prints
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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