inked Over: Our Printed World
(March 2010 - December 2011)
From broadsides to board games, from paisley shawls to political propaganda, from teapots to trade cards, the exhibition presents a cross-section of our collection with a few fabulous objects borrowed from collectors. Most things printed on paper were never meant to last, and therefore the ephemeral pieces are the rare survivors that help tell the stories of country people and events. The exhibition was installed to suggest the visual excitement of this new, printed world, with crowded surfaces and mixed media tableaux.
Inked Over: Our Printed World
This publication accompanies Inked Over: Our Printed World, an exhibition at the Columbia County Historical Society. "Inked Over" refers to the profusion of printed materials that became omnipresent in nineteenth century American life. This catalog offers a selection of the exhibition highlights.
The Columbia County Historical Society, Kinderhook, N.Y., 2010
Softcover, 71 pages