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Lithography. -- 19th century

Honoré Daumier Digitized Lithographs

Honoré Daumier is celebrated as one of the most trenchant social critics of the modern age. Through the use of the lithograph, he created works which offered commentary on the heady atmosphere of 19th century France. Brandeis University is the home of one of the major collections of his work in the United States, and this digital collection offers over 3,800 items from this trove. The...
The First Photograph

Working from his country estate near Chalon-sur-Saone, France, Joseph Nicephore Niepce began to experiment with photographic processes in 1816. He was inspired by the newly invented art of lithography, and he began to work on his own way of capturing images. He began by placing engravings, made transparent, onto engraving stones coated with a light-sensitive varnish of his own composition. As he...
Musee des Horreurs

What is this Musee des Horreurs? Visitors will find out soon enough: it is a remarkable collection of 52 hand-colored lithograph caricatures of individuals involved in the Dreyfus Affair in France. These lithographs were originally produced from 1899 to 1900 by an artist who used the pseudonym V. Lenepveu and they document the anti-Semitic upsurge brought about by this well-known event. Those...
The Darlington Digital Library

The Darlington Digital Library was created from the first major collection of books, manuscripts, and maps donated to the University of Pittsburgh. The lion's share of the credit for this collection goes to the attorney William M. Darlington, who was born in Pittsburgh in 1815. During his long life, Darlington collected items like John James Audubon's "Birds of America" and hundreds of...