Item No: pdcp00051
Title: Geo. S. Harris & Sons. Printers & lithographers. Nos. 718, 720, 722, 724 Arch St. Philadelphia. [graphic] : Branch houses: New York: S.E. cor. Grand & Brewery. Chicago: No. 53 State St.
Print and Picture Collection
Advertisement calendar for the year 1884 for the firm renamed Geo. S. Harris & Sons in 1876 that contains a large genre scene bordered to the left by pictorial details . The scene, set in a colorfully decorated room, shows a woman lighting the cigar of a man. The woman attired in a dress with a trim decorated in a mosaic flower pattern uses a slip of paper marked "1884" to light the cigar of the man who is attired in dress-tails. Border details include an oriental-style vase of roses atop cloth draped over the calendar, and the lithographer's tradecard. Also includes decorative trim in the upper edge. Harris, first listed as a printer in 1847, operated one of the largest Philadelphia lithographic studios in the later 19th-century. The firm specialized in cigar box labels and stock trade cards.
Geo. S. Harris & Sons.
Free Library of Philadelphia: Philadelphiana - Tradesmen's Cards
Geo. S. Harris & Sons - Lithographer