The Present Time

each word starting with 2 colour letter

(Stevens silk with 'T.E. Carter, Carver & Gilder, Coventry' credit)

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
st 472 unrecorded 50b

Image of normal "The Present Time" silk, but with printed title in letters with the top in green and the bottom in red
the image of this picture was kindly donated by the President of The Stevengraph Collectors Association.

Woven on silk:-

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-

The Present Time.
cm deep by cm wide

cm high by cm wide

by Sprake:

by Godden:
This title embraces several landscape views of trains. The first version was originally issued in 1879, at the York Exhibition, under the title STEPHENSON'S "TRIUMPH"; but by mid-August 1879 the same view of the LORD HOWE engine with two coaches was issued under the new title THE PRESENT TIME. This title appears on printed back-labels from 4 onwards.
A fine, large mounting of THE PRESENT TIME occurs with a two-colour title, in the manner of Coventry framer T. Carter. This extremely rare large version makes a pair with THE GOOD OLD DAYS [st270 on this site.]. This rare version with two-colour title can also occur in a smaller mount of standard size.

Other comments:
As can be seen, the first letter of each word of the printed title has the upper half in green, with the lower half in red.


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