For this week’s Vintage Thingies Thursday entry I will share an antique print. It was published by Gebbie & Husson in 1889. The title printed in the lower margin reads, "Nativity Night, Shepherds, Sheep Goats."
This photogravure was based on the original painting by Henry Rankin Poore (1859-1940). With an 8" x 9" image area it was printed on heavy-weight paper, with the reverse left blank. The paper measures 11.5" x 17".
Though it does have some light foxing on the far outside margin edges, the print remains in very good condition with the image area crisp and clean. I was happy to add it to the collection in 2006.
This very expressive picture shows the shepherds discussing what has been revealed to them by the angels.
"When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
"So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. "When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,
"and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
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