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JOSEPH CHRISTIAN LEYENDECKER. "The Inland Printer." Pen, ink, and wash details over printed background. 305x404 mm; 12x15 7/8 inches. Opening page for the July 1897 isssue. Printed signature in image, right. Backed in archival paper and attached to window matte at edges with archival tape.
To celebrate Independence Day for the July cover, Leyendecker portrayed a young child squatting to light firecrackers. This opening page headpiece shows the boy and his dog among a small audience watching them explode from within a barrel, its hoops and staves shooting apart. Leyendecker utilized lithographic stippling in the background in both the cover image and this headpiece to provide depth and spatial composition.
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