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silhouette-of-henry-clay-2031.jpg
A Re-Strike of the 1844 Version from life by William H. Brown. 1844 was the year of Clay’s presidential bid. Silhouettes became popular in the mid-eighteenth century as a more affordable alternative to traditional methods of portraiture.

Henry…

camera-obscura-woodcut-2027-1.jpg
An eighteenth century woodcut in a gilt frame depicting the principle of the camera obscura.

vue-doptique-print-2034.jpg
An early twentieth century re-strike of a vue d'optique - 'Le Grand Lac de Barbarie.' Vue d’optiques, perspective prints, or ‘optical views’ were first introduced following the popularization of the Zograscope or ‘optical diagonal machine.’…
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