Circa 1910 Large Photogravure of Packard Commercial School New York City, now Stern College for Women Yeshiva University, (with) the Original Polished Chrome-Plated Copper Printing Plate for the Gravure
(Printing History)

New York City: Andersen-Lamb Company, 1910. F The gravure printed in light sepia tones on a good heavy paper stock; identified below the image as from the Andersen-Lamb Co. of NY; showing the classically-designed Packard Commercial School, at Lexington Ave. & E. 35th St. in New York: the bottom section with the names associated with the project: Henry F. Ballantyne Architect, Hedden Cons't Co. Builders, and most prominently displayed and with their design logo, W.G. Cornell, the plumbing & heating contractors - one of the largest in America at the time and responsible for some of the largest commercial projects, as this; image approx. 11 1/2" x 7 1/4"; the plate with a highly polished chrome surface, as was sometimes done with the photogravure process and which required specialized equipment - chrome plating allowing more printing life for the copper plate; the gravure with old paper corner-tape securing it to a paper backer and with some soiling and dustiness, still a good image; the copper printing plate weighing two pounds, with some of the chrome surfacing chipping at borders, couple of flecks in the image area, not intrusive; both in good condition and interesting evidence of the photogravure printing process by way of the imagery for an historic New York City location. Good Paperback (Item ID: 21459)


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