About the Artist:
McLoughlin Brothers, Inc. was a New York publishing firm that pioneered the systematic use of color printing technologies in children’s books, particularly between 1858 and 1920.
By 1863, the firm had expanded from its original headquarters and continually experimented with color illustration, progressing from hand stenciling, to the mechanical relief process of zinc etching, to the planographic process of chromolithography. In 1870, the McLoughlin firm opened a color printing factory, which is the probable site of the firm’s experimentation with color reproduction techniques. By the 1880s, McLoughlin books were regularly featuring titles in folio formats, illustrated by chromolithographs.
Dogbotz Boneyard recommends the chromolithographs produced by the McLoughlin Brothers’ printing firm because of the brother’s beautifully and professionally rendered chromolithographs. Their works are a testament to the evolution of the printing industry in America, and as rarities have become quite treasured, particularly their renditions of traditional and contemporary (for the time) children’s stories and playtime. And so, from our Dogbotz Boneyard art gallery for your own personal collection, we present McLoughlin Brothers’ My Story’s Ended, My Spoon is Bended.