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"The Home Preacher," Printed by Endicott and Co. Lith., 1857, from the Smithsonian Institute.
Most of our collections date from the latter part of the 20th century. Occasionally, materials within a collection hearken back to the the century before. This print is from the Lithography Collection at the Smithsonian. A young Doug Adams requested this and other prints while studying in Washington, DC, during the 1970's.
This ties in with his studies of American preaching. Adams (1945-2007) was a longtime professor at Pacific School of Religion and the Graduate Theological Union. He wrote and taught humor in the Bible and in the Pulpit as well as dance and religious art. We are in the midst of processing his collection.