Wood Engraving, "October," 1854

Summary

Apple cider has long been synonymous with autumn. This 1854 print shows a bountiful apple harvest and cider making. In the background, the horse-powered crusher grinds apples into a pomace. In the foreground, men press the cider from the pomace. While we are more familiar with sweet cider, most cider at that time was hard cider-- fermented to prevent spoilage.

Apple cider has long been synonymous with autumn. This 1854 print shows a bountiful apple harvest and cider making. In the background, the horse-powered crusher grinds apples into a pomace. In the foreground, men press the cider from the pomace. While we are more familiar with sweet cider, most cider at that time was hard cider-- fermented to prevent spoilage.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

1854

Subject Date

October 1854

Creators

Minton, John 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Wood engraving by John Minton.

Collection Title

Print Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

62.160.10

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Wood engraving (Process)
Hand coloring

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 8 in

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