'Good Old Days' stevengraph   Save
'Good Old Days' stevengraph
Description: A stevengraph picture entitled "The Good Old Days." This landscape shows a Royal Mail coach-and-four with five men riding in exterior seats. They appear to be wearing heavy winter clothing in muted tones of brown and dull gold. The coach, however, is colored in vivid blue and red. The picture, which was registered as being issued on August 14, 1879, was manufactured by the Thomas Stevens Company of Coventry, England. Coventry weaver Thomas Stevens invented the woven-silk pictures, which he called “stevengraphs.” They were made using a jacquard loom in which mechanically operated devices wove intricate, three-dimensional patterns in silk.The pictures actually were woven into the fabric (not painted or dyed on its surface). The caption below the image reads: "Woven in silk by Thomas Stevens, inventor and manufacturer, Coventry and London, (registered)." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05914
Subjects: Stevengraph pure silk woven pictures; Jacquard weaving; Stevens, Thomas, 1828-1888; Decorative arts
Places: Coventry (England)