Hand-colored Lithograph, The Little Brothers, by the E.B. & E. C. Kellogg Co.
Hand-colored Lithograph, The Little Brothers, by the E.B. & E. C. Kellogg Co.
Hand-colored Lithograph, The Little Brothers, by the E.B. & E. C. Kellogg Co.
Hand-colored Lithograph, The Little Brothers, by the E.B. & E. C. Kellogg Co.
Hand-colored Lithograph, The Little Brothers, by the E.B. & E. C. Kellogg Co.


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Art
Decorative Arts ➔ Hand-colored Lithograph, The Little Brothers, by the E.B. & E. C. Kellogg Co.

Identifier:
93652
Description:
A framed, hand-colored lithograph titled The Little Brothers, published by E B. and E.C. Kellogg of 245 Main Street, Hartford, Conn.

History of Company:

Elijah Chapman Kellogg (1811-1881), partner with his brother Edmund in the successor firm of E.B. & E.C. Kellogg from 1842 onward. From about 1830 through the rest of the century, the Kellogg brothers, in various partnerships among themselves and with others, published popular lithographs in Hartford, Connecticut. These firms issued the second largest number of decorative prints intended for the American public, surpassed only by their New York rivals, Currier & Ives, producing thousands of lithographs, most hand-colored, which ended up in the homes and work places of Americans. The Kelloggs' prints were typical of the popular print style: colorful, affordable and with images covering much the same range of topics as those of their New York counterpart. Subjects included portraits, historical events, scenes of daily life, views, religious themes, politics, sports, animals, sentimental images and any other topic that might be of interest to the American public. This lithograph was likely produced during the American Civil War era or slightly afterward as the smaller of the two brothers is seen holding a military-style Kepi hat that was so polpular at the time. This print originally bore the printed identifying number 154. The number has been trimmed off.
Date:
1858 – 1866
Materials:
Gold leaf wooden frame, glass, paper, wooden backing
Dimensions:
14 3/4"" h 10 1/8"" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Horton, Mrs. E. J.
Rights:
Links:
https://books.google.com/books?id=JiKxxhYwCrMC&pg=PA178&dq="the+little+brothers"+kellogg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiKnfzDjpLaAhUY8YMKHdvcCPUQ6AEIJzAA#v=onepage&q="the little brothers" kellogg&f=false
Makers/Donors
Kellogg, E. B. And Kellogg, E. C.

Horton, Mrs. E. J.

James A. Straub
James A. Straub was a Collections department volunteer and Collection Committee Member at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, offering his services as an art historian. Among his many life accomplishments were his family, and serving in the United States Marine Corps, including a 13-month tour of duty in Vietnam. His list of achievements include 27 years as Detective Lieutenant from the Kent County Sheriff's Department, Original Catalogue Director of the Mathias Alten Catalogue Raisonne, and providing significant contributions to the book, Mathias Alten: Journey of an American Painter.

Jim was honored to have been appointed by Gov. Milliken to the Board of Forensic Polygraph Examiners and by the GR mayor to the GR Historical Commission. Additionally, Jim served as President of the Command Officers Bargaining Unit at the Kent County Sheriff's Department and Vice President of the GR Historical Society. Along with his dedicated service to GRPM Jim was also a member of the Board of Kent County Employees Credit Union, the Kent County Pension Board, the Art Advisory Committee for Butterworth Hospital, the Acquisitions Committee at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the GVSU Gordon Gallery Advisory Committee.

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