Item No: pdcp00014
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 1886 containing a genre scene bordered to the left by pictorial details for the firm renamed Geo. S. Harris & Sons in 1876. Scene shows a woman attired in a naval-themed costume dress descending a flight of marble stairs during a masquerade ball. She holds a mask in one hand and the hem of her dress in the other. In the background, a few men in costume, including a harlequin and clown, watch the woman. 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.
Free Library of Philadelphia: Philadelphiana - Lithographers
Geo. S. Harris & Sons.
Geo. S. Harris & Sons - Lithographer