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Advert for Wismer & Son, engravers & stencil plate cutters

Advert for Wismer & Son, engravers & stencil plate cutters

Printer: Rogers, R

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1886

Shelfmark: Evan.6051

Item number: 6051

Genre: Leaflet

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Despite the wide availability of other methods of reproduction, wood engraving remained the most popular medium for illustration during the 19th century. The process was relatively inexpensive, particularly after a fall in the price of paper and the development high-speed presses, which made it possible to produce large runs of illustrations. The images could be very detailed and a fashion for pictorial journalism developed from the popularity of the woodblock engraving.

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