Bookplate for Henry B. Thompson (Brookwood Farm)
Date: not dated
Medium: Ink and gouache on illustration board
Dimensions: image: 3 7/8 × 4 7/8 in. (9.8 × 12.4 cm) support: 5 1/8 × 6 1/4 in. (13 × 15.9 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J. Marshall Cole, 1982
Object Number: 1982-53
About: After Bertha Corson Day retired from commercial illustration in 1902, she maintained an interest in book arts. She designed and exhibited several bookplates, the small decorative labels pasted onto the inside cover of a book. Bookplates had a revival with the Arts and Crafts movement, generating journals, societies, and dedicated collectors. Henry B. Thompson was a businessman from Wilmington. Brookwood Farm was his family estate near Greenville, Delaware.
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