The Good Old Days
of Rattling Wheels and Gallant Greys

each word starting with 2 colour letter
(Stevens silk with 'T.E. Carter & Gilder, Coventry' credit)

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
st 270 unrecorded 30b
 

Image of normal Good Old Days silk, but with different title

Words:
Woven on silk:-
 

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
The Good Old Days of Rattling Wheels and
Gallant Greys.

 

Size:
Card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
cm high by cm wide

Comments:
by Sprake:
 

by Godden:
A very rare example of The Good Old Days subject is mounted on a very large card with the credit: "T. E. Carter, Carver and Gilder, Coventry". Here, the silk picture is the standard Stevengraph with an enlarged title in two colours - THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF RATTLING WHEELS AND GALLENT GREYS (above).
The window is slightly larger than the standard Stevens size - being 6 3/8inches long as opposed to about 5 9/10inches - and the overall size of the gilt frame is 17 inches by 10 1/2inches, resulting in the largest recorded example of a Victorian framed Stevengraph picture.
No Stevens credit or back-label occurs on these rare special Carter mounted specimens. A matching pair to this subject is listed under THE PRESENT TIME [st472 on this site.]
A normal-size version with the same long title - THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF RATTLING WHEELS AND GALLENT GREYS - in two Colours is also, but rarely, found. This version, too, was probably specially mounted by T. E. Carter, but the silk pictures are true Stevengraphs.

Other comments:
In the example above, the T. E. Carter, Carver and Gilder name is not visible.

 



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