This set of reproductions of three 1871 Vanity Fair Spy Caricature prints date to 1930's.
Featuring the following prominent MEDICAL FIGURES:
*Sir James Pagent, the British surgeon
*SIr Richard Owen, a biologist who established the British Museum of Natural History
*Pierre and Marie Curie, the 1903 Nobel Prize winners in Physics
By: Walter R. Beck, Published: Petrolagar Laboratories, Chicago and used as promotional gifts for doctors and others in the medical profession. They "reproduced and presented with the compliments of Petrolager Industries, Inc".
This packet of lithographs is in MINT CONDITION, most likely always kept in the original envelope. The envelope is made as a x-ray holding envelope and is marked Waite-Picker equipment accessories in the lower right corner. Wait Picker being the early suppliers of x ray equipment.
Each measures 5 x 7 1/2 and is matted in such a way as to show the lithographic plate imprint. The mat and backing measure 11 X almost 15. They were intended to be framed and the package included a biography of each in the Petrolagar packet to be "attached to the back of the picture."
WOULD MAKE A WONDERFUL GIFT FOR A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIST OR HISTORY BUFF!