Centennial Home Insurance Company. Calendar.
New York: Kronheim & Co, 1876. Finely printed chromolithographed 12 page calendar with Revolutionary War depictions, which includes a cover illustration of George Washington at Valley Forge 1778, and a view from Garrison's North Redoubt on the Hudson River looking towards West Point. The view is captioned, "West Point -- with its Fortifications & c. 1780". A full page of text printed on the verso describes West Point in 1780.
The calendar was created as a trade souvenir to be distributed at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. Each month in this lavishly illustrated and gilt decorated calendar with titled illustration has a b&w verso of text or woodcut illustration of buildings at the Centennial International Exhibition of 1876.
Kronheim & Co. was founded by the German born lithographer and wood engraver Joseph Martin Kronheim, who is noted for working with George Baxter, the English printed credited with the invention of commercially viable color printing.
5 1/4 x 7 3/4". 13pp, string bound. Lavishly printed with gilt highlights, the colors fresh and intense. OCLC: 341180480 records one copy at University of Massachusetts, Boston. Very good condition. Item #23626