New York: Wadsworth, Martinez and Longman, nd c. 1880. First edition. Paper advertisement with wooden frame. Frame is 24.75" x 28.50" and has a handpainted inscription on it: "For Sale by E. M. Wright & Co Orwell Vt." Good; moderate wear, cracks, tears, staining; backing is loose. Item #19687
This attractive advertisement has 8 prints of the same Victorian house, painted in eight different color palettes, so that the shopper could picture how their home would look in selected color schemes. Paint samples underneath each print are identified by a number for the body, trimming, and roof color. E. M. Wright was a general mercantile business founded in 1867, which helps us date the piece. A lovely piece of 19th century Americana that will display very well.