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A Startling Fact

A Startling Fact

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lithograph
Object Type
Lithograph
date made
ca 1859
distributors
Phelps & Watson
distributor
Whiting, George
maker
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)
Measurements
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
DL.60.2292
catalog number
60.2292
accession number
228146
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Architecture, Domestic Buildings
Comic prints
Fishing
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Peters Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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