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Isaac A. Rehn
Exterior of the Colliseum in Rome
Photolithographic stereograph, front, detail
Private collection of George Pek
Photolithographic stereographs by Isaac Rehn are rare with an example at the Smithsonian Institition and 14 in the David A. Hanson Collection of the History of Photomechanical Reproduction in the Clark Art Institute.
The examples in the Hanson Collection are described as follows:
"Group of photolithographic stereos, trimmed and mounted on card. These are titled stereo History, in paper label on back. A large group of stereo cards were issued by The American Stereoscopic Co., Langenheim, Loyd [sic] & Co., Philadelphia (ca. 1859-1860). They are on a standard stereo mount and are photolithographic copies of European glass stereoscopic views of the world. Isaac Rehn of Philadelphia created these cards, as stated in Osborne's handwriting on a card in the Osborne Collection, Graphic Arts Division, Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. These early photolithographs by Rehn are some of the only work extant by him as a photolithographer. He appears to have used the Bradford and Cutting patent, as he was a partner with Cutting years earlier and he exhibited work in 1858 in Philadelphia." (Hanson Collection catalog, p. 22)