Blackboards 1880 - Set of 4 Antique Lithographed Victorian Stock Trade Cards. Four different designs illustrating Victorian children in front of a large standing blackboard that looks like a window of blue sky. On one card someone has pencilled arithmetic on the blackboard area. Various interesting Victorian childhood background details like Egyptian design wallpaper in one, books and dolls in others.
All cards marked "Copyrighted 1880 by Bufford's Boston." Reverse sides are blank. Each measures 4-1/4 by 2-1/2 inches. Light surface and edge wear; 1 card with color red ink slightly bleeding into other areas. Four small glue marks on corners of back side.
Each item is an original card from a late-nineteenth century scrapbook. The image, printed by color lithography, is a chromolithograph, or "chromo."
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