From a recent estate find. 1908 McCormick Deering Farm Machines Lithographed Calendar with artwork by famous African American painter Harry Roseland. Exceptional Lithographed Black Americana Calendar, 19 1/2" by 13 1/2". Complete Image with partial calendar pad.
Thi is the only piece of advertising I have ever seen Roseland artwork on, and a very early McCormick calendar as well. Top metal band intact, this piece finished with the calendar at bottom, so it had no lower metal band. I photographed this piece to show any and all damage, much of which, will, as I mentioned before, look not so distracting when framed. There was some glare from my camera, I just could not get around it.
The color on this lithograph is amazingly rich, showing no color loss or fade. I held this down as best as I could to photograph, however because it was curled, it would not lay down near the pad area, thus my fingers holding it down, etc. The edge tears will not be near as noticeable when drymounted or pressed flat when framed.
This piece was curled for many many years, and with the paper being so old, the litho has seperated from the calendar pad, it is still attached by a few inches. This will not be noticed when framed, since the seperation is actually behind the pad a little(pad overlaps litho). I had the tears mended by a professional framer to give stability to the piece and so no further damage would occur from just unrolling it to llok at. I also had it shrink wrapped on foam core board.An American, Roseland was primarily known for paintings centered on poor African Americans. Roseland was largely self-taught, and never traveled to Europe to study art, as did many of the American artists of his time. One of his most common archetypes were his paintings of black fortune tellers that read the palms and tea leaves of white women. While known most for his aforementioned paintings of African Americans, his work encompassed many genres, including seascapes and portraits.
He gained renown for his paintings of laborers in the coastal areas of New England and New York and his many interior paintings. Great addition to any McCormick Deering International Harvester farm machinery, tractor advertising collection. The item "1908 Mccormick deering litho Calendar Black Americana" is in sale since Saturday, September 3, 2011.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Agriculture\International Harvester". The seller is "llvintage" and is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.