“Family Register.” New York: J. Baillie, 1847. 8 x 11 1/4. Lithograph. Original hand color.
Popular print makers like Currier & Ives and J. Baillie, issued prints for many purposes: political, decoration, religious, and moral. One type of print they issued were images used for various aspects of family like: such as memorial prints and family registers. Here is a wonderful blank family register issued in 1846, intended for a family to enter the names of the family members, dates of birth, marriage and death. The four vignettes at the top are wonderful examples of popular images of American life at the time.