A History of the Rise and Progress of the Arts of Design in the United States
by William Dunlap c.1918
Of the millions of images and graphics within our library a small percentage are online. Its quite a big job to identify, tag and categorise them, so we thought we’d use Contact Sheets to publish them initially. Although the individual images aren’t yet tagged and a full size image isn’t yet available, the contact sheet is useful as a stepping stone and a teaser of whats to come.
We’re publishing Contact Sheet sets to our Flickr photostream, each contact sheet set is labelled with the publication or book title and contains a random selection of images, illustrations, plates, photographs, hand drawings and graphics – collectively called ‘images’.
Our first Contact Sheet contains images from A History of the Rise and Progress of the Arts of Design in the United States, by William Dunlap. First published in 1884 it served as a primary source of information for the student of early American art of the time. Dunlap’s opportunity for gathering facts regarding the artists who had preceded him was limited, and his own judgment in many instances was biased by the professional opinions and personal envy of others.
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