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The Backwoodsman's Christmas copyright 1903 by the McLoughlin Bros. NY

This 107 year old electrogravure (etching on steel by galvanic means ~ then transferred to paper) is a reproduction of the original 1811 Backwoodsman's Christmas by the McLoughlin Brothers. McLoughlin Brothers, Inc. was well-known during the 1828-1920 time period. The company was a pioneer in color printing technologies in children's books and specialized in the retellings of classic stories for children. This picture would at times be seen in old schoolhouses and this may have been due to the fact that the schools purchased books from the McLoughlin Brothers. This was a promotional piece to the schoolhouses.