E-Museum of Pyrographic Art



to the Exhibit of the

1889 article

"Poker Work" a Fashionable Decoration.


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"Poker Work" a Fashionable Decoration.
from The American Stationer, January 3, 1889

Adapted from an article segment on page 146 in a column of
The American Statoner,
Vol. XXV, New York, January 3, 1889.

Two things stand out as significant in this 1889 article from The American Stationer—first, the fact that an article on an art technique would be in a publication on stationery; and second, that as early as 1889, it would address in particular, a career for women artists. This article was also somewhat "cutting edge" in terms of pyrography as a new technique for decoration, as it is on the early side of that 1890's to early 1900's amateur art fad. Because it is aimed at professional artists, it instead cites J. W. Fosdick as the inspiration for their work.

If you have either any questions to ask or any additional information to offer on this 1889 article from The American Stationer, please e-mail the E-Museum Curator.

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"Poker Work" A Fashionable Decoration.

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Pyrographic Art Exhibit Halls:

Portraits and Paintings

Decorative and Applied Art


Folk and Traditional Art

Children's Pyrographic Art

Special Pyrographic Art

Pyrography Tools and Techniques

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© 2012 Kathleen M. Garvey Menéndez, all rights reserved.
11 November 2012.