at the E. J. Pratt Library, Victoria University

NEEDLE BOX PRINTS
(From "The Le Blond Book 1920" by Courtney Lewis)
In the early fifties of the nineteenth century it was, customary for ladies to purchase their needles in small boxes, on the outside of which was a print of about the size of 6 inches by 4 inches. Inside the box were numerous smaller boxes, containing needles of various sizes and on the cover of the smaller boxes was a 'needle-box' print. Baxter printed a good many of these prints, and also a good many of the needle-box sets. Baxter was probably the originator of these, coloured needle-prints, and, as in other things, Le Blond copied him. Both these colour printers published them in sets. Baxter, besides using them for needle-boxes, put some of his on stamped mounts.










PICTORIAL NEEDLE BOXES

PICTORIAL NEEDLE BOXES

The Illustrations to the case of Pictorial Needle Boxes are printed
in oil colours by BAXTER, the INVENTOR and PATENTEE.

PICTORIAL NEEDLE BOXES

THE GREEK DANCE AND THE HAREM SET

QUEEN AND THE HEROES OF INDIA

FANCY SUBJECT SET

REGAL SET