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"Charter Oak City" Shirts Sold Everywhere.
after 1867
Printer:Printed by Kellogg & Bulkeley , American, 1867 - 1990
Lithography; black and tan printer's inks on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 3 1/4 x 5in. (8.3 x 12.7cm) Sheet (height x width): 3 13/16 x 5 1/4in. (9.7 x 13.3cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Description: A cartoon depicts two men standing in a dressing room. The man on the left wears a shirt with a pleated front and striped trousers. He has a mustache and holds a cigar or cigarette in his right hand. His right elbow rests on a piece of furniture behind him. A bottle with a stopper and a mirror are nearby. A balloon over his head reads: "WHY DONT YOU / WEAR THE 'CHARTER / OAK CITY' SHIRTS / MADE BY / CASE & RATHBUN, / HARTFORD." The man on the right has put his right hand through the seam of an ill-fitting shirt while attempting to put it on. He appears disheveled and angry. He wears checked trousers and his suspenders hang down beneath the shirt. A balloon over his head reads: "I SHALL AFTER THIS." A Windsor chair and a dresser with a mirror are in the background.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title and text in border, "'CHARTER OAK CITY' SHIRTS SOLD EVERYWHERE. TRY THE CUSTOM MADE SHIRTS. WHITE - FANCY - CHEVIOT - ALL STYLES AND QUALITIES. PERFECT FITTING - WELL MADE - STYLISH." In lower margin, "SOLD BY". On verso, lower right, accession number.
Object Number: 1977.32.0
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