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American Decalcomania Company sample album

circa 1920
 Collection
Identifier: 1997-230

Abstract

Decalcomania is the process of transferring pictures or designs from specially prepared paper to glass, ceramic, metal, or other material. The American Decalcomania Company was a major decalcomania company in the early twentieth century in the United States. This collection is an undated loose leaf album showing samples of American Decalcomania Company's commercial decal products.

Dates

  • circa 1920

Creator

Extent

1 volume(s)

General Physical Description

1 loose-leaf album (21 sheets): color ; 11.5 x 9.5 in.

Historical Note

Decalcomania is the process of transferring pictures or designs from specially prepared paper to glass, ceramic, metal, or other material. This process was discovered around 1750 by Simon Francois Ravenet (1706-1774). Over the years the process was improved and it gained in popularity in the 1870s, which is when the term decalcomania was created. Several famous artists used the decalcomania technique, including Oscar Dominguez (1906-1957), Max Ernst (1891-1976), Hans Bellmer (1902-1975), and Remedios Varo (1908-1963). Today the term has been shortened to decal.

The American Decalcomania Company was a major decalcomania company in the early twentieth century in the United States.

Scope and Content

This is an undated loose leaf album showing samples of American Decalcomania Company's commercial decal products. The cover is embossed "American Decalcomania Co. Inc. Chicago." There is no text or price list. The decals are large and small and are attached to both opaque and clear sheets. They represent a wide range of companies and applications.

Location

GL Box 1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for access.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
American Decalcomania Company sample album
Status:
Online
Date:
2015
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
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Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
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