1897 Cupid Awake and Cupid Asleep Sepia Photos in Oak Frame
1897 Cupid Awake and Cupid Asleep Sepia Photos in Oak Frame

$59.00

The infamous 1897 Morris Burke Parkinson photo prints of Cupid Awake & Cupid Asleep. They have a Heart Shape cut-out antique brown mat with printed gold advertising at the top which reads Compliments Of J.H. Thaden W. P. Co. These adorable cupids are in original period Oak frame, ready to hang. There is a glass covering. The frame and print are in excellent antique condition, no notable damage. The outside frame dimensions are 8¼" by 6¼". Two individual sepia prints; No. 2001 & No. 2002. Printed by Taber Tang Art Co. Springfield MA. Louis Prang (1824-1909) was considered to be the finest chromolithographer of his time and he is credited with creating the original Xmas card. Model Josephine Anderson was the daughter of a friend of Morris Burke Parkinson, a single mother who worked and sometimes left her child in Parkinson's care. Josephine was 4 when these photos were taken. Please look at my blog: {1897 Cupid Awake and Cupid Asleep Sepia Photos in Oak Frame} with detailed photos of the back of the antique photo prints.



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