lithographics plates

The Old Fashioned Mother Goose’ Melodies Complete with Magic Colored Pictures. 45 color lithograph plates by WLS[heppard]. New York: G.W. Carleton, 1879.

With numerous classic rhymes by Mother Goose, including a rather unusual retelling of “Ten Little Indians,” which adds several US-specific regional references (“Six Nantucket whalers” and “Five Nevada miners”), as well as two stereotypical and derogatory views of African-American youth (“Four naughty colored boys” robbing an apple tree and “Two little Nigs in Florida”).

La Critique. Misti. Lithograph. Plate No.215. Maitres de L'Affiche (1900).

Misti is the pseudonym of Ferdinand Misti-Mifliez, who worked in the Chaix (Cheret’s) printing plant before opening his own studio and creating many more posters, largely for bicycle and automobile firms, from 1894 to 1914. His elegant and efficient style, which features beautiful stylish women as often as possible, is a standard of the fin-de-siecle renditioning.