1872 Yosemite Falls chromolithograph

$375.00

“by one of the first artists in America”  “Yosemite Falls.”  New York: W.J. Demorest, 1872.  Chromolithograph.  12 x 10.  With original frame and advertising label.  Very good condition.

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Description

An original antique print of Yosemite Falls by “one of the best artists in America.”  The print was offered to subscribers of Demorest’s Magazine, described by the publisher, W. Jennings Demorest, as “A Magnificent Prize! Surpassing All Other Offers..  Each Subscriber To Demorest’s Monthly Magazine, at Three Dollars a year, will be presented with a premium of Two Elegant Chromos, companion pictures of the two most desirable and popular subjects in America—the Falls of Niagara and Yosemite Falls.”  The two original chromolithographs (“the best pictures ever published for Ten Dollars, and are veritable gems, worthy of being enshrined in an honored place in our homes”) were sent to each subscriber who paid the $3.08 shipping cost.  Though probably sent out in the thousands, this and the companion print of Niagara Falls are very rare images.