Seller: joslinhall (8,341) 100%, Location: Northampton, Massachusetts, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163168356495 Original 1870s Mounted Promotional Photo for Rogers Group ‘Taking the Oath - Drawing Rations’. - - - DISCUSSION: A mounted albumen print of John Rogers ‘Taking the Oath’ plaster group, with a paper label on the back reading “Rodgers’ Groupes, Taking the Oath - and Drawing Rations” - Published by Annesley & Vint, Nos. 504 and 506 Broadway, Albany, N.Y.”. Sharp eyes will have noted that although the photo was in all probability supplied by Rogers, the label was most certainly by Annesley & Vint, as the Rogers firm would hardly have misspelled their own name, no matter how they spelled "Groups"… John Rogers [1829–1904] “was an American sculptor who produced very popular, relatively inexpensive figurines in the latter 19th century. He became famous for his small genre sculptures, popularly termed "Rogers Groups", which were mass-produced in cast plaster. At the height of their popularity, Rogers' figurines graced the parlors of homes in the United States and were found as far away as Chile and Australia. The English novelist Charles Reade furnished his home with all the Rogers figurines available to him, and in the Dakota Territory, Lt. Col. George Custer and his wife had one. Often selling for $15 apiece, the figurines were affordable to the middle class. Instead of working in bronze and marble, he sculpted in more affordable plaster, painted the color of putty to hide dust. Rogers was inspired by popular novels, poems and prints as well as the scenes he saw around him”. Annesley & Vint specialized in pictures frames & mirrors, prints, Rogers groups and such, and moved from their Broadway address in 1875, dating this to no later than that year. - - - DESCRIPTION & CONDITION: Mounted photo. 9.75”x12” (mount), 7.25”x9.25” (image). Some soil and light wear to the mount. Stock #43419 - - - OVERSEAS BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: Our International shipping charges are based on the weight, when boxed for shipping, of each item -please check the postage chart for the cost of shipping to your country. We offer “combined shipping charges” for orders for more than one item –this often means the shipping cost for the items is less than it would have been if they had been purchased and shipped one at a time, so please ask us for a shipping quote if you are thinking about buying more than one item. Thanks! - Joslin Hall Books Selling books since 1983 - Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with every item you purchase. Condition: Very Good, Condition: Some soil and light wear to the mount.