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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2818

William B. Osgood Field collection of prints


Prints by the American cartoonist William Charles, the Czech-born typographer Rudolph Ruzicka, and others, collected by William B. Osgood Field.


  • 1756-1942


.5 linear feet (2 boxes)

Contains engravings and etchings by William Charles and wood engravings and woodblock prints by Rudolph Ruzicka, among other items.


Arranged in accession number order.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Various accession numbers. Gift of William B. Osgood Field, Westfield, Lake Mohegan, New York; received: 1942-1943.


Stauffer, David McNeely. American engravers upon copper and steel (New York, 1907).
Fielding, Mantle. American engravers upon copper and steel : Biographical sketches and check lists of engravings. A supplement to David McNeely Stauffer's American engravers (Philadelphia, 1917).
Field, William B. Osgood, collector. William B. Osgood Field collection of prints, 1756-1942: Guide.
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Repository Details

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