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The Romance of Rural Life

ineteenth-century poster artists adopted features of popular contemporary prints celebrating American rural life. Both prints and advertisements featured sentimental, nostalgic scenes of pleasant homesteads, lush landscapes, and happy families. The popular prints rarely showed the actual work of farming, and when they did, old-fashioned hand tools prevailed. In the advertising posters, however, machines took center stage.

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Color lithograph, ca. 1870
Printed by Edward Mandel (Chicago)
for C.H. McCormick & Bro. (Chicago)
23.75" x 36"

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