This is a small original 1892 black and white print ad for Canadian Illustrator and Author, Palmer Cox's Rubber Brownie Stamps. The earliest Brownie characters published was said to be around 1879; however, it was not until the Wide Awake
magazine's 1881 publication that the characters were actually finalized. The Eastman Kodak Brownie camera, was actually named after Cox's Brownie characters.
This 119+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine +++
Dimensions: Approximately 2.5 x 2 inches; 6 x 5 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
This piece was illustrated by Cox, Palmer. There is no visible artist signature.
Keywords specific to this image: 154 Lake Street Chicago, Rubber Stamps, Pricing, Stationary Antique Advertising