Lithographs by American artist Grant Wood. Living from 1891 to 1942, he is best known for his depictions of the American Mid-West.

"Fertility." 1939. Lithograph.
“Fertility.” 1939. Lithograph. Edition of 250. Signed in pencil on the lower right. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/auction-lot/GRANT-WOOD-Fertility.-2522+++++310+-++764295
"July Fifteenth." 1939. Lithograph.
“July Fifteenth.” 1939. Lithograph. Edition of 250. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2019 Whitney Museum of American Art. Fair use license. via https://whitney.org/collection/works/5210
"January." 1938. Lithograph.
“January.” 1938. Lithograph. Edition of 250. Signed on the lower right. Image © 2018, Surovek Gallery. Fair use license. via http://surovekgallery.com/grant-wood/
"March." 1939. Lithograph.
“March.” 1939, published in 1941. Lithograph. Image © Smithsonian American Art Museum. Fair use license. via https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/march-34241
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More plates from albums in the collections of the New York Public Library that mostly used to reside on Romanov bookshelves. Snatched up for you and I to see in the 1930’s.

"Krabiitsa." Number 43.
“Krabiitsa.” Number 43. From an old box kept in Count S.G. Stroganov’s palace. Chromolithograph. F. Dregera, lithographer. Published between 1849 and 1853 in Moscow by Tip. A. Semena. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-12fd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
"Korsunsky chandelier in Novgorod Sophia Cathedral." Number 46.
“Korsunsky chandelier in Novgorod Sophia Cathedral.” Number 46. Chromolithograph. 1849-53. Fedor G. Solnt͡sev, artist.F. Dregera, lithographer. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1300-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
Tabernacle. Number 49.
Tabernacle. Number 49. 1849-53. Chromolithograph. Fedor Grigorevich Solntsev, artist. F. Dregera, lithographer. Published in Moscow by Tip. A. Semena. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1303-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Drawings of beauty that became America’s West, cactus and all. Lithographic plates 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.”

"Valencia, New Mexico." 1848.
“Valencia, New Mexico.” Page 59. 1848. C. B. Graham, Washington, lithographer. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n59
"View of the Copper Mine." Page 74.
“View of the Copper Mine.” Page 74. 1848. C. B. Graham, lithographer. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n73
"Vegetation of the Gila." Page 104.
“Vegetation of the Gila.” Page 104. 1848. C. B. Graham, Washington, lithographer. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n103
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“Chain of Natural Spires on the Gila.” Page 108. 1848. C. B. Graham, Washington, lithographer. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n107
Caption not legible. Page 83.
Caption not legible. Page 83. 1848. C. B. Graham, lithographer. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n82
"Cereus Giganteus." (Engleman, Appendix #2, continued).
“Cereus Giganteus.” (Engleman, Appendix #2, continued). Page 94. 1848. C. B. Graham, lithographer. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n93

Look for more soon. 600 page book and I only got up to page 107.

A Russia that isn’t coming back. Plates from albums that were mostly in Romanov palace libraries, and sold abroad in the 1930’s by the new regime. All of these images from the New York Public Library.

"A Present from Rival Sweden." 19th c.
“A Present from Rival Sweden,” from Fedor Grigorevich Solntsev’s “Drevnosti rossiiskago gosudarstva” [Antiquities of the Russian State] ca. 1849-1875. Collection of the Slavic and Baltic Division, New York Public Library. Image © 2003-2004 The New York Public Library. Fair use license. via http://web-static.nypl.org/exhibitions/russia/history2/full9.html
"Obrazok i krest." Plate 22.1849-1853.
“Obrazok i krest.” Plate 22. 1849-1853. Chromolithograph. Attributed to Dimitri Samozvants. F. Dreger, lithographer. Fedor Grigorevich Solntsev, author. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-131f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
"Zolotoe kadilo, sdelannoe po poveleniiu tsaria Feodora Alekseevicha." (Golden incense censer of Tsar Feodor Alekseevich).
“Zolotoe kadilo, sdelannoe po poveleniiu tsaria Feodora Alekseevicha” (Golden incense censer of Tsar Feodor Alekseevich). Nakhod. In the Arkhangelsk Cathedral of Moscow. 1849-1853. Chromolithograph. Fedor Grigorevich Solntsev, artist. F. Dregera, lithographer. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-12f8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
"Tsarskaia miropomazannitsa." Plate 42.
“Tsarskaia miropomazannitsa.” Plate 42. 1849-53. Chromolithograph. F. Dregera, lithographer. Image © The New York Public Library, 2019. Fair use license. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-12fc-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Egypt, close up enough to hear the camel bells as the caravan heads for the headwaters of the Nile. One of an island off Sinai. From “Egypt & Nubia From Drawings Made On The Spot,” a series of over 200 lithographs that was published in the 1840’s. David Roberts, watercolorist. Louis Haghe, lithographer.

"The mosque of El Hakim and environs, Cairo." 1849.
“The mosque of El Hakim and environs, Cairo.” 1849. Colored lithograph. Louis Haghe, lithographer after a watercolor by David Roberts. Collection of the Wellcome Trust. Image from Wellcome Images, a website operated by Wellcome Trust. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Coloured_lithograph_by_Louis_Haghe_after_David_Roberts,_1849_Wellcome_V0049360.jpg
"Temple at Philae, Egypt." 1840's.
“Temple at Philae, Egypt.” 1840’s. Colored lithograph. Louis Haghe, lithographer after a watercolor by David Roberts. Collection of the Wellcome Trust. Image from Wellcome Images, a website operated by Wellcome Trust. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Temple_at_Philae,_Egypt._Tinted_lithograph_by_Louis_Haghe_af_Wellcome_V0049324.jpg
'Isle of Graia Gulf of Akabah Arabia Petraea." 1840's.
‘Isle of Graia Gulf of Akabah Arabia Petraea,” from “The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia.” 1840’s. Retouched with smudges removed etc. Colored lithograph. Louis Haghe, lithographer after a watercolor by David Roberts. Collection of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Digital ID # ppmsca.08343. http://www.LOC.gov. Retouched by Gerardm and Durova. In the public domain in the United States because the artists have been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Isle_of_Graia3.jpg
"Temple of Dandour - Nubia." 1849.
“Temple of Dandour – Nubia.” 1849. . Colored lithograph. Louis Haghe, lithographer after a watercolor by David Roberts. Collection of the Wellcome Trust. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://wellcomecollection.org/works/z23btmt6

Science that looks like art. Plates from the Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution for the year ending June 30, 1901.

"From a composite helio-chrome, made by Mr. Ives." Page 458.
“From a composite helio-chrome, made by Mr. Ives.” Page 458. Herschel. Plate 11. A. Hoen & Company, Lithocaustic, Baltimore. Collection of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/annualreportofbo1901smit/page/n457
"Humming birds." Paine. Page 809. Plate 11.
“Humming birds.” Paine. Page 809. Plate 11. A. Hoen & Company, Lithocaustic, Baltimore. Collection of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/annualreportofbo1901smit/page/n808
"Butterflies." Paine. Page 831. Plate X.
“Butterflies.” Paine. Page 831. Plate X. A. Hoen & Company, Lithocaustic, Baltimore, lithographer. Collection of and digitalized by the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/annualreportofbo1901smit/page/n830

Advertising posters for airships from the mid-1930’s when they were the most stylish way to travel. All by the very gifted German illustrator Jupp Wiertz.

"En 2 Jours vers l'Ameriqué du Nord!" 1936.
“En 2 Jours vers l’Ameriqué du Nord!” 1936. Poster picturing the Hindenburg zeppelin (LZ-129) soaring over the skyscrapers of Manhattan from the year before the New Jersey crash. French version of the poster. Jupp Wiertz, illustrator (1881-1939). Image © Swann Galleries, New York. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/auction-lot/JUPP-WIERTZ-(1881-1939).-EN-2-JOURS-VERS-L’AM&201;RIQUE-DU–2515+++++337+-++754846
"A Pleasant Trip to Germany." ca. 1935.
Jupp Wiertz (1888-1939) “A Pleasant Trip to Germany.” ca. 1935. Offset lithograph in colors backed on linen. Jupp Wiertz, illustrator (1888-1939). Image © CHRISTIE’S 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/jupp-wiertz-1888-1939-a-pleasant-trip-5429799-details.aspx
Poster advertising the Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei which made transatlantic flights to Brazil. ca. 1936.
Poster advertising the Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei which made transatlantic flights to Brazil. ca. 1936. Printed by Eschebach & Schaeffer, Leipzig. French text, poster made for the French market. Jupp Wiertz, illustrator (1881-1939) Printer: Eschebach & Schaeffer, Leipzig. Image © lotsearch.de. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/artist-jupp-wiertz-1881-1939-size-23-3-8-x-32-3-4-in-59-3-x-83-2-cm-43616787?perPage=50&page=2