Lithograph, "A Seal of Affection," 1846

Summary

A fashionably-dressed young lady is shown in the process of sealing a letter to a loved one, perhaps a relative, or a gentleman friend. She is embossing melted wax with a seal. The young lady sits in front of her portable writing desk. Within it, she can store stationery, pens, and other needs. The top is covered in green felt to provide a comfortable writing surface.

A fashionably-dressed young lady is shown in the process of sealing a letter to a loved one, perhaps a relative, or a gentleman friend. She is embossing melted wax with a seal. The young lady sits in front of her portable writing desk. Within it, she can store stationery, pens, and other needs. The top is covered in green felt to provide a comfortable writing surface.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

1846

Collection Title

Print Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.3.2144

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Lithography

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 14 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

on front: THE SEAL OF AFFECTION./ 286. / Lith. & Pub. By N Currier, Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1846 by N. Currier in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York. 152 Nassau Cor. Spruce St. N.Y.

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