The Chromolithograph was a weekly publication issued from Nov. 23, 1867-Sept. 1868. It was intended as a journal of “art, literature, decoration and the accomplishments,” and it lived up to this broad self-description by providing a variety of exhibition reviews, artists’ biographies, articles on artistic themes, technical essays, and “illustrated lessons.” Also included are a number of plates with chromolithographic prints which illustrate various techniques and themes discussed throughout the journal. These 12 issues provide an in-depth look into what was then a novel printing technique, as well as a glimpse into the artistic, literary, and commercial milieu of 1860’s Victorian England.
We digitized the first 12 issues of The Chromolithograph (Nov. 23, 1867 – Feb. 8, 1868), comprising over 250 pages of content.
Access to these items is available through WATSONLINE and WorldCat. The catalogs are full-text searchable in Watson Library’s digital content management system, CONTENTdm.
This project was undertaken by an IMLS Practicum/Internship Scholarship recipient, William Blueher, from Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science.