: This 2.5 by 3.5-inch (6.35 by 8.89 cm) tintype shows Josephine Klippart and her mother, Mrs. Emeline Rahn Klippart, of Columbus. It dates from the 1870s. A tintype is a positive photograph made directly on an iron plate varnished with a thin sensitized film. Klippart (1848-1936) was a painter and illustrator who specialized in the scientific illustration of Ohio's fishes and birds. Her drawings appeared in publications of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture, an organization for which her father John Hancock Klippart served as secretary. Klippart, who founded the Columbus Watercolor Society, left her teaching position at the Columbus Art School to take charge of the coloring of folio-sized lithographs for the book The Illustration of the Nests and Eggs of the Birds of Ohio. The book was begun by Genevieve Jones, who dreamed of creating a multi-part book that illustrated the nests and eggs of Ohio birds as a complementary volume to J. J. Audubon's Birds of America. She began working on the book in 1879, but died later the same year. As a memorial to her daughter, Genevieve's mother Virginia Jones taught herself the lithographic technique and completed the illustrations for the volume. View on Ohio Memory.
: Om1355_1160596_001 Subjects
: Ohio Women; Arts and Entertainment; Klippart, Josephine, 1848-1936 Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)