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Man falling down a ladder and spilling a container of food

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Title
Man falling down a ladder and spilling a container of food
Collection

Wallach Division Picture Collection

Accidents

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1857
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ACC
Topics
Accidents
Ships
Falling
Ladders
Steerage
Clumsiness
Genres
Humorous pictures
Illustrations
Notes
Content: Printed on border: "The cook had just made for us a mess of hot 'scouse' .. This was a rare treat, and I, being the last at the galley, had it put in my charge to carry down for the mess. I got along very well as far as the hatchway, and was just getting down the steps, when a heavy sea, lifting the stern out of water, and passing forward, dropping it down again, threw the steps from their place, and I came down into the steerage a little faster than I meant to, with the kid on top of me, and the whole precious mess scattered over the floor."
Source note: The cyclopedia of wit and humor, containing choice and characteristic selections from the writings of the most eminent humorists of America, Ireland, Scotland, and England. (New York : Appleton, 1857) Burton, William E. (William Evans) (1802-1860), Author.
Content: Written on border: "Illus. for 'Two years before the mast " Includes additional text.
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 11 x 14 cm (4 x 5 1/2 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17959630
Barcode: 33333159485800
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8a202010-c52e-012f-bf69-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1857: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Man falling down a ladder and spilling a container of food" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1857. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-35fb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Man falling down a ladder and spilling a container of food" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 16, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-35fb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1857). Man falling down a ladder and spilling a container of food Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-35fb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Man falling down a ladder and spilling a container of food