Friday, March 22, 2013

Kentucky in Prints

Dr. Jim Birchfield, Curator of Rare Books, narrated a presentation at the Blue Grass Trust Antiques Show on Sunday afternoon, March 10th, called "Kentucky in Prints."  He showed many examples of Kentucky-related engravings, lithographs, woodcuts, and broadsides, chiefly drawn from UK collections.  Portraits, landscapes, battle scenes, city views, maps, and other images figured in the talk, which also brought attention to issues of condition, conservation, and display.     

"The Capture of the Daughters of D. Boone and Callaway by the Indians."  Lithograph by Karl Bodmer, printed in Paris, France in 1852.  The print was a gift to U.K. Libraries by Dr. Thomas D. Clark.   

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