BACON'S PICTURES OF TREES. by (Educational Posters -Trees) Bacon, G.W.…

BACON'S PICTURES OF TREES. by (Educational Posters -Trees) Bacon, G.W. , publsher.
Colour posters as botanical teaching aids.

BACON'S PICTURES OF TREES. An Entirely New Series of the Most Popular Trees, drawn from Nature and beautifully printed in Oil Colours.... THE APPLE TREE and THE OAK TREE.

(London) G.W. Bacon n.d. (late 19th century) . These large colour illustrated posters were offered as being " Suitable for Common Object Lessons/ Conversational Lessons in Lower Standards and Infant Schools, and also available for lessons in Composition in the Upper Standards. Various sections of the Fruits, Wood, etc., are shown, and Copious Description added, thereby increasing considerably the education value of the Series." Both posters offered here feature a large depiction of a tree (apple or oak, in this case) measuring approximately 60 x 40 cm. These posters are folded with the printed title pasted down on the upper outer fold indicating that they are offered at 3/6 each "printed in Oil Colours, Mounted on Cloth, Roller, and Varnished." Our two folded posters may have been the samples offered to the schools or teachers. The printed title tells us that "Orange, Fir, Elm, and Pear" would be ready shortly. As we find no trace of even Apple or Oak, we wonder if any more were produced. G.W. Bacon & Co. began his career in the United States, but moved to England in the 1860s where he undertook various enterprises, including publishing maps of London. We find no record of Bacon's "Pictures of Trees". Each a Single sheet, 87 x 56 cm, with large color lithograph illustration below which is a printed descriptive text; folded; with printed "title" on decorative cream colored sheet mounted on marbled paper mounted on upper section of upper fold panel; marbled paper on lower fold; previous owner's name in pen on "title" sheet; gentle edgewear, but very well preserved in the case of The Apple Tree; The Oak Tree poster is slit along a fold about 6 cm, but not affecting illustration. Small archival tape repair which has caused the folding of the poster to be slightly off-center.

Book ID: 16592
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