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Label for a maker of "pressed seamless paper pails." One striking characteristic of Gaslight=style design and printing was the use of this combination of colors,
i.e. red, blue, yellow and black. Interestingly, when four-color process printing was later developed, these were (and still are) the colors used. It strikes me that
there must have been some relationship between these facts. Certainly the earlier printers who produced pieces such as this one above became adept at
combining these colors to produce additional colors; for example yellow on blue to create green.
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