Greeting card for 1916: "The corn was frosted"

A work made of woodcuts in blue and black ink on tan laid paper, folded into a card.

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  • A work made of woodcuts in blue and black ink on tan laid paper, folded into a card.

Date:

1916

Artist:

Gustave Baumann
American, 1881-1971

About this artwork

During his lifetime Baumann created a wide variety of printed ephemera, including Christmas cards, calendars, marriage announcements, booklets, and stationery. Here, one of Baumann’s foremost utilitarian objects is the 1917 calendar he produced on commission for the Packard Motor Car Company. Baumann’s work demonstrates his ability to create art objects from everyday household items, melding art with design and aesthetics with functionality.

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Artist

Gustave Baumann

Title

Greeting card for 1916: "The corn was frosted"

Origin

United States

Date

1916

Medium

Woodcuts in blue and black ink on tan laid paper, folded into a card

Dimensions

122 x 85 mm (image front); 115 x 183 mm (image inside); 157 x 112 mm (card folded); 157 x 221 mm (card open)

Credit Line

The William Gold Hibbard Memorial

Reference Number

1923.439

Extended information about this artwork

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