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A Startling Fact

A Startling Fact

Description (Brief)
Colored comic print; outdoor scene of man falling into creek because the tree limb from which he was fishing has broken. Man wears street clothes: striped vest, jacket and trousers. A creel is slung over his shoulder. A high silk hat, fishing pole with fish and can of bait are falling into water. Another fisherman looks on from the background. Classical revival building also in the background.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Object Type
date made
ca 1859
Phelps & Watson
Whiting, George
E.B. and E.C. Kellogg
place made
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
Physical Description
hand-colored (image production method/technique)
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
image: 12 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 21.59 cm
overall: 13 1/2 in x 9 in; 34.29 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
Architecture, Domestic Buildings
Comic prints
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Peters Prints
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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