Today we are happy to offer for sale a very rare collectible: a “Brownies” by Palmer Cox lithograph print in frame, circa 1925. This piece is in original condition (see complete condition description above), a lithographed print mounted in a wooden frame, and in need of a new piece of glass. The comical Brownies are pictured on all sides of the frame including a graduate, police officer, a bell hop, a man wearing a top hat, and a man with a Scottish Tam. Frame measures 5 3/4″ x 6 1/2″. Written on the back in pencil “Nellie (2 words indecipherable), Nellie Dran? given by Aunt Stella 1925, 13 years,” and a math problem at the bottom 1938 – 1912 = 26.
Some information about the Palmer Cox Brownies: In 1881 Palmer Cox wrote an illustrated story about a group of imaginary characters called Brownies. They are based on Celtic Mythology. The tiny men (never women) have long skinny legs, round bellies, and large heads as well as huge eyes. While they were never seen by mortals, they lived in the homes of humans, helping with chores, playing jokes, and causing mischief.”
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