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[Diploma of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, awarded to [blank] at the annual exhibition held at Powelton, Philada. Sept. 1860] / Schmolze 1860 ; J. Queen. Print shows two young me ... show more

[Diploma of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, awarded to [blank] at the annual exhibition held at Powelton, Philada. Sept. 1860] / Schmolze 1860 ; J. Queen.
1 print : lithograph with tint stone ; 48.8 x 60.3 cm (sheet)
Print shows two young men leading an ox team pulling a wagon loaded with hay on which a woman and children are riding; also shows farm animals and two female figures possibly representing Demeter, the goddess of the harvest.
  • Title from item.
  • Inscribed in lower center from Stephen Duval to James Queen: "Dear Jim - This is the best proof I have taken - you had better keep it. Steve.
  • Stamped in lower left: From the file of James F. Queen artist, 1824-1889.
  • Purchase; Marian Carson; 1997; (DLC/PP-1997:105).
  • Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress.
  • Miscellaneous Items in High Demand
Schmolze, Carl Heinrich, 1823-1861 , artist
  • Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture.
  • Fraternal organizations--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--1860.
  • Farm life--1860.
  • Hay--1860.
  • Harvesting--1860.
  • Ox teams--1860.
  • Oxen--1860.
  • Demeter (Greek deity)
  • Certificates--1860.
  • Lithographs--American--1860.
  • Proofs before letters--1860.
Queen, James Fuller, 1820 or 21-1886, artist
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