John Pounds

Description
Colored print of a man (John Pounds) working on a shoe and listening to a boy who is standing next to him reading from a book. Many other children line the room. Birdcages, shoe forms, books, shoes, boots and a stack of slates decorate the wall. Two birds sit on the shelf and a cat stands by John Pounds. John Pounds was a shoemaker and schoolteacher who helped poor children in the UK during the late 18th and early 19th Century.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1843-1844
depicted
Pounds, John
maker
Bouve & Sharp
Sharp, William
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
depicted
United Kingdom: England, Portsmouth
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
image: 14 in x 12 in; 35.56 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2830
catalog number
60.2830
accession number
228146
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Education
Pets
Children
Birds
Glasses
Architecture, Industrial Buildings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Clothing & Accessories
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Peters Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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