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Research single stone lithography. In one to five paragraphs, explain the process as if you were teaching someone your own age how to do it. Also explain why single stone lithography was so useful as an illustration tool for newspapers in the 1830s and 1840s. Be sure to cite any sources, including the website.

High School Students: In addition to doing the assignment above, also research how lithographs were colored, the development of chromolithography, and the impact of photography on lithography. Explain the process of how to produce a lithograph, as well as how to color it by hand and via chromolithography, as if you were explaining to an audience of adults. Then explain how the rise and fall of lithography reflects changes in America as the nineteenth century progressed.

Be sure to cite all sources, including the website.

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