Lockwood Sanford Wood Engraving Proof Books
Language of Materials
Wood engravings produced for business advertisements, mostly in and around New Haven, Connecticut.
Lockwood Sanford (1817-1890) was born in Naugatuck, CT. He moved to New Haven in 1837 and became apprenticed to engraver E. L. Barber. Sanford and Barber formed a partnership in 1843. In 1847, Barber moved to California, and Sanford continued his business on his own. Sanford specialized in wood engraving used to supplement billheads, price sheets, circulars, and other publications printed by local industries, both manufacturing concerns and retail stores. Sanford's son Frederick was working in the business at the time of his father's death, and continued working as a wood engraver at least until 1913
The collection is divided into two series:
- Client Sample Books
Scope and Content Note
The Lockwood Sanford Wood Engraving Proof Books span the period from 1838 to 1913 and contains compilation books with examples of the kinds of wood engravings Sanford created during his career. The majority of these images were used to print price lists or circulars issued by businesses in New Haven, CT and surrounding cities.
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This collection should be cited as Lockwood Sanford Wood Engraving Proof Books, PR 247, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.
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