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Houghton's Seedling.

  • ARTIST: Dellon Marcus Dewey

  • MEDIUM: Chromolithograph,

    DATE: c.1865.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 8 3/4 x 5 5/8" (222 x 143 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From Dewey's Pocket Series - Colored from Nature. Out of Rochester, New York, this color plate was made and bound with other fruit & flower plates and used by nursery salesman to visually represent the 'product' they were selling. "In the early period the plates were usually produced by stencil and hand coloring,.... Chromolithography gradually replaced the hand-finished plates and became the primary medium by the mid-1880's." - Reese. Text; "Productive bearer and of easy cultivations. Free of mildew."


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color save for very minor staining.

  • REFERENCE: Reese "Nineteenth Century American Color Plate Books" #70.