Your change, with thanks
— Among the refinements of middle-class Victorian shopping was the giving of change not directly from hand to hand but in paper packets. The envelope, known as a ‘change packet,’ measured some 60 mm (2 ½ in) square and was printed with the legend ‘The change, with thanks’, often in a decorative roundel or other device.
This is but one of years of posts from the Graphic Arts Blog
, a collection of exhibitions, acquisitions, and other highlights from the Graphic Arts Collection, Princeton University Library.
Other areas of interest include:
Publisher's trade bindings originally bound with Margaret Neilson Armstrong’s
decorative gold stamping.
, a single sheet of sixteen candy wrappers with color printed vignette and letterpress joke below.
Albert Paine tracked down every article, commentary, column, and publisher’s announcement regarding Nast’s life and stuffed them into the Thomas Nast Archive
Memoirs and Anecdotes of Monsieur Alexandre, the Celebrated Dramatic Ventriloquist. Adventures of a Ventriloquist; or, The Rogueries of Nicholas . . . . Illustrations by Robert Cruikshank. Graphic Art holds a rare copy of the memoir of Nicolas-Marie-Alexandre Vattemare
(1796-1864), an actor, ventriloquist, quick-change artist, and philanthropist, who used as his stage name Monsieur Alexandre.
There is so much more...