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Little Jack Horner, Stevengraph Woven Silk Bookmark. Thomas Steven.Coventry, UK.1874
 Little Jack Horner, Stevengraph Woven Silk Bookmark. Thomas Steven.Coventry, UK.1874


 
Price: $110.00

Product Code: 29007107

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A Stevengraph was invented by Thomas Stevens and is a woven silk with a colorful picture woven in. Thomas Stevens first introduced his Bookmarks around 1862 and by the end of that year he was producing as many as 79 different designs. By 1876 there were as many as 1000 bookmarks being manufactured and there seemed to be one for every occasion. This bookmark is of Little Jack Horner, and includes Mother Goose's nursery rhyme. In the center of the bookmark is an image of a boy - in a corner- wearing a purple shirt and green shorts, surrounded by several toys. The base of the bookmark has a floral design with a golden background. "Little Jack Horner sat in a corner eating a Christmas pie. He put in his thumb, and pull'd out a plum and said, what a good boy I am!" Measures 5 3/4" x 1 1/2" . Thomas Stevens was born on March 23, 1828 to John Stevens (1808-1879) and Sarah Day (1806-1861) in Foleshill, England. Stevens started working for Pears and Franklin, local ribbon weavers and by 1854 he had opened his own business. He invented the 'Stevengraph' in 1862. He married Anne Urania Sowter (1830-1903) on October 4, 1854, in Derby, England. They had  eight children together.  He died October 24, 1888 from complications from throat surgery.