Polychromic bird design


[Bird design]  Philadelphia: Pinkerton, Wagner & McGuigan, ca. 1845.  Polychromic lithograph. 7 5/8 x 5 1/4.  Very good condition.


An early example of American chromolithography, this intricate and colorful image was issued by the Philadelphia firm of Pinkerton, Wagner & McGuigan as an example of the type of work they could produce.