What Is Love ?

What Is Love ?

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Description (Brief)
Black and white print of a black man and woman who carry burlap bags of trash? lean across a trash barrel to kiss. Their clothes are in tatters. Two little boys observe from a doorway. This is one of over 100 in a series of comic parodies of popular songs.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Lithograph
Object Type
Lithograph
Date made
1875
maker
Vance, Parsloe and Company
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 7 in x 9 in; 17.78 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
DL.60.3437
catalog number
60.3437
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Children
Courtship, love
Comic prints
African American
Architecture, Commercial Buildings
Chronology: 1870-1879
poetry
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Clothing & Accessories
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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