The Old Print Shop

First Blow for Liberty.

  • ARTIST: F. O. C. Darley

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Wells & Hope Co. 918-20-22 Vine St. Phila. PA.

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph printed in color and finished by hand,

    DATE: c.1880.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 5 x 7 1/2" (12.1 x 19 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: "Compliments of 'Domestic' Sewing Machine Co." An advertisement for the sewing company using an important American Revolutionary image by F. O. C. Darley. <br><br> Originally founded in 1861 under the name William A. Mack & Co., it morphed into the Domestic Sewing Machine Co. in 1869. Their 'Domestic' brand sewing machine was popular during its time, enough so that in 1924 it was purchased and made a subsidiary of the White Sewing Machine Company. They continued to manufacture 'Domestic' sewing machines until the 1930s when the Great Depression took its toll.


  • CONDITION: Good condition, save a 3/8" tear into the image in upper.