Etchings all with cactus. American. George Elbert Burr, artist. Living from 1859 to 1939, Burr studied briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago. Also did oil paintings, watercolors, and pen and ink drawings.

“Superstition Mountains.” 1920s. Etching. Signed with the initials “GB” on the lower left. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction, Tucson. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/90431574_george-elbert-burr-superstition-mountains
“Giant Cactus, Tucson, Arizona.” 1930s. American. Etching. Signed on the lower left. Image © Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction, Tucson. Fair use license. via https://www.medicinemangallery.com/western-fine-art/early-western-artists/burr-george-elbert-1859-1939/sold-george-elbert-burr-1859-1939-giant-cactus-tucson-arizona.html
“Camelback Mountain, Phoenix, Arizona.” (S. 255). Undated. American. Etching. Signed and titled in pencil. Image © 2020 William Doyle Galleries, Inc. Fair use license. via https://doyle.com/auctions/0204301-books-prints/catalogue/184-george-elbert-burr

Designs done for British ceramics firm Minton, all with Classical themes. Folio 10, SD 1705/MS1895 with no class letter. The legend on original cover reading “Decorated Pieces; How: chiefly vases. Paintings, drawings, tracings, etc; mostly coloured.” (Smith, Moyr). Collections of the Minton Archives, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

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Colored design. Undated. Collections of and © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-march-5/#more-10616

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Colored design. Undated. Collections of and © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-march-5/#more-10616

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Colored design. Undated. Collections of and © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-march-5/#more-10616

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Colored design. Undated. Collections of and © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-march-5/#more-10616

Exterior ornaments from a house that only a Vanderbilt could afford, taken from “Mr. William Vanderbilt’s House and Collection,” volume 1, Holland edition. Described by art critic and art historian Earl Shinn writing under the pen name of Edward Strahan. Published in 1883-1884 by G. Barrie, Boston. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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“Bronze Railing Surrounding the House.” Image 15. American. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain. via https://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16028coll4/id/32371

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“Recessed balcony, second story. From a design by Ch. David”. Image 18. American. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain. via https://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16028coll4/id/32375

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“Bronze Lamp.” Image 15. American. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain. via https://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16028coll4/id/32372

Mardi Gras parade floats from the Carnival Collection, Louisiana Research Collection at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Watercolors.

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“Court of King Polydectes.” Float design from the Mistick Krewe of Comus 1973 parade which had the theme “Adventures of Perseus.” Comus 1973 Float 06. 1973. American. Watercolor. Fischer, Louis Andrews Fischer, watercolorist (1901-1974). © Estate of the artist. Image © Louisiana Research Collections. Published by the Louisiana Research Collections and the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University. Fair use license. via https://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/islandora/object/tulane%3A7136

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“Fulfillment of the Delphic prophecy.” Float design from the Mistick Krewe of Comus 1973 parade which had the theme “Adventures of Perseus.” Comus 1973 Float 16. 1973. American. Watercolor. Fischer, Louis Andrews Fischer, watercolorist (1901-1974). © Estate of the artist. Image © Louisiana Research Collections. Published by the Louisiana Research Collections and the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University. Fair use license. via https://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/islandora/object/tulane%3A8188

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“Birth of Pegasus.” Float design from the Mistick Krewe of Comus 1973 parade which had the theme “Adventures of Perseus.” Comus 1973 Float 10. 1973. American. Watercolor. Fischer, Louis Andrews Fischer, watercolorist (1901-1974). © Estate of the artist. Image © Louisiana Research Collections. Published by the Louisiana Research Collections and the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University. Fair use license. via https://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/islandora/object/tulane%3A4270

Style sheets to make any space look a bit fancier. Ancient Egyptian designs from Helmuth Theodor Bossert’s work “An encyclopaedia of colour decoration from the earliest times to the middle of the XIXth century” which was published in Berlin in 1928.

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“Thebes, beginning of the 15th century, BC.” Egypt. Figures 16 and 17. Page 51. Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Digitalized by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with federal LSTA funds. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/encyclopaediaofc00boss/page/n50/mode/1up

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“Egypt. Thebes. First half of the 15th century BC.” Figures 20 and 21. Page 54. Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Digitalized by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with federal LSTA funds. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/encyclopaediaofc00boss/page/n54/mode/1up

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“Egypt. Thebes. First quarter of the 15th century BC.” Figures 18 and 19. Page 52.Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Digitalized by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with federal LSTA funds. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/encyclopaediaofc00boss/page/n52/mode/1up

Floral designs by Maria Likarz-Strauss who lived from 1893 to 1971. Born in what is now Poland she was an Austrian designer who studied at the Applied Arts School in Vienna. She worked for theWiener Werkstätte from 1912 to 1932. Collections of the MAK Museum, Vienna.

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Design. Before 1928. Inventory ID #KI 12362-42. Gouache and pencil on paper. LiLikarz-Strauss, designer for the Wiener Werkstätte. Archives of the Wiener Werkstätte. Image © Museum of Applied Arts – MAK Museum. Fair use license. via https://sammlung.mak.at/en/collection_online?id=collect-235619

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Design. ca. 1923. Inventory ID #KI 12356-15. Gouache and pencil on paper. LiLikarz-Strauss, designer for the Wiener Werkstätte. Archives of the Wiener Werkstätte. Image © Museum of Applied Arts – MAK Museum. Fair use license. via https://sammlung.mak.at/en/collection_online?id=collect-235408

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Design. ca. 1928. Inventory ID #KI 12353-25. Gouache and pencil on paper. LiLikarz-Strauss, designer for the Wiener Werkstätte. Archives of the Wiener Werkstätte. Image © Museum of Applied Arts – MAK Museum. Fair use license. via https://sammlung.mak.at/en/collection_online?id=collect-235352

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Design. Before 1927. Inventory ID #KI 12472-2. Gouache and pencil on paper. LiLikarz-Strauss, designer for the Wiener Werkstätte. Archives of the Wiener Werkstätte. Image © Museum of Applied Arts – MAK Museum. Fair use license. via https://sammlung.mak.at/en/collection_online?id=collect-236147

Very well dressed children from just a wee bit back in time. Fashion illustrations from “Modes de Paris. Costumes d’enfant” which came out in 1810.

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‘Capote de Perkale, Robe de Mousseline pantalon garni.” 1810. In the public domain due to age. via https://amiancien.livejournal.com/27632.html

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‘Casquet en Maroquin Veste et Pantalon de Nankin.” 1810. In the public domain due to age. via https://amiancien.livejournal.com/27632.html

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“Bourrelet de habit de Matelot en Percale.” 1810. In the public domain due to age. via https://amiancien.livejournal.com/27632.html

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“Toque brodé Redingote garni en crèves.” 1810. In the public domain due to age. via https://amiancien.livejournal.com/27632.html

What to buy before the Empress Eugenie calls. Selections from an album made by Maison Alphonse Giroux that lives with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. At mid-century the Maison Giroux was IT.

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“Nécessaire à couture, épingles et carnet de bal.” 1852-1870. Pencil and gouache on paper. Inventory ID #CD 6495.57. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/necessaire-a-couture-epingles-et-carnet-de-bal

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“Une Coupe Couverte, un Vase et une Aiguière.” 1852-1870. Pencil and gouache on paper. Inventory ID #CD 6495.7. Pencil and gouache on paper. Inventory ID #CD 6495.57. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/une-coupe-couverte-un-vase-et-une-aiguiere

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Page d’album de dessin. 1852-1870. Pencil and gouache on paper. Inventory ID #CD 6495.15. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Photo © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/page-d-album-de-dessin-1

Drawings of wildflowers taken from the United States Army Corps of Engineers 1848 work “Notes of a military reconnaissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers.” C. B. Graham, lithographer.

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“Zinnia Grandiflora.” Page 204. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n203/mode/2up

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Title not legible. Page 208. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n207/mode/2up

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Title not legible. Page 210. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n209/mode/2up

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Title not legible. Page 210. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n209/mode/2up

The perfect little pick me up. Designs for new carpets to make your home look entirely new. Emilio Terry (Emilio Rene Terry y Sánchez), designer. Living from 1890 to 1969 he was an interior decorator who also designed landscapes.

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Dessin, projet de tapis. Inventory # CD 4129.20. 20th c. French. Gouache. Image ©Adagp, Paris. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/projet-de-tapis-17

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Dessin, projet de tapis. Inventory # CD 4129.24. 20th c. French. Gouache. Image ©Adagp, Paris. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/projet-de-tapis-19

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Dessin, projet de tapis. Inventory # CD 4129.22. 20th c. French. Gouache. Image ©Adagp, Paris. Collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/projet-de-tapis-40