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Uncle Tom and Little Eva.
1852-1853
Printer:Printed by E.C. Kellogg & Co. , American, 1851 - 1854
Publisher:Published by E.C. Kellogg & Co. , American, 1851 - 1854
Publisher:Published by Horace Thayer & Co. , American, 1852
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 14 3/4 x 8 5/8in. (37.5 x 21.9cm) Sheet (height x width): 13 15/16 x 10in. (35.4 x 25.4cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Description: On recto: An elderly African-American man is seated on a grassy bank. He is barefoot and wears a checked shirt and trousers, apparently blue jeans. A young white girl sits on a rock beside him. She wears a dress with a wide neckline and pantalettes. Her shoes are laced around her ankles. With her left hand, she points to a passage in an open book, probably a Bible. With her right hand, she points towards the sky. Trees are in the right background. A woman and children stand near a small frame cabin in the left background. On verso: Half-length portrait of an elderly man seated at a table. He wears a coat, vest, and lace stock and cuffs. His hair is tied in a queue. One hand rests on a stack of papers. Drapery with cords and tassel and the base of a column are in the background.
Technique Note: The presence of two separate images on the recto and verso of this sheet suggests that the prints may be proof impressions. It is unlikely that a print such as this would have been offered for sale. (Finlay 1/27/2004)
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "UNCLE TOM AND LITTLE EVA. / 177."; upper left, in pencil: "65843 [?]". Lower right, in pencil, accession number. On verso, lithographed title beneath image, "GEORGE WASHINGTON. / First President of the United States." Upper left, in pencil, "Dwr 43".
Object Number: 1991.184.0
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