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Koppermaandagsprinten collection

Identifier: CSC-0164

Content Description

Collection of 10 broadsides, dated 1840 to 1861. These were printed in Holland by various Dutch printers for their guild's printers' festival day. The event, called Koppermaandag, or "cup Monday," was usually the first Monday after the Christian "Epiphany" holiday in January. Most of the prints honor Laurens Janszoon Coster (ca. 1370-1439), an early inventor of printing. Each features fanciful ornamented borders printed in multiple colors that surround a printed poem.


  • Creation: 1840 - 1861

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.


2 Folder(s) ; 20 x 24 inches; 11 x 14 inches


Dutch; Flemish


The collection is arranged into two oversized folders: one for the broadsides which are arranged by date; one for some printed material aboout Koppermaandag that came with the collection.

Other Finding Aids

RIT Libraries Digital Collections, Koppermaandag print collection images of each broadside: Koppermaandagsprinten Collection

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jack Miller, New York City

Processing Information

Processed by Amelia Hugill-Fontanel, February-March 2022.

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Repository Details

Part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Repository

Rochester NY 14623 US
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