This is a process for transferring printed pictures to boxes, furniture or other wooden surfaces. Some quite artistic and pleasing effects have been secured by this process. To illustrate how it is done, I will describe the decoration of a box used to store shoes and rubbers. The box was made of clear-grained whitewood of a light color. The corner joints were beveled, to make them show as little as possible. The surface of the wood was nicely sandpapered. The box was then varnished with spar-varnish. The pictures, before applying to the box, were moistened with water by dipping until all the paper was quite moist. Before the varnish was dry the pictures were placed upon the several places selected for them, face to the varnish, and carefully smoothed with a cloth so that all parts of the picture was in contact with the varnish. The pictures and varnish were then allowed to thoroughly dry. When dry, water was again applied to the back of the picture and the paper carefully removed, many applications of water with a sponge being necessary before all the paper was removed. Small pieces that were rather firmly attached to the varnish were taken off with very fine sandpaper. The ink of the printed picture was then found to stand out in clear contrast with the background of light wood, but in reverse view of the original. Coarse-lined pictures were used, such as Gibson drawings from Harper's Weekly. A large picture was the front centerpiece, small ones were in each corner ; the lid had a similar number, each end had two or three. Border lines were secured from the borders of advertisements cut from magazines.

The process is not difficult, and, with a smaller subject, would be a quick one. The principal points requiring care are: to select proper pictures and get a good grade of varnish; to see that the pictures are well attached to the varnish.