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"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.
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11 November 2012.