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Uncle Tom.
1855-1856
Printer:Printed by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Publisher:Published by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 11 7/8 x 8 9/16in. (30.2 x 21.7cm) Sheet (height x width): 14 x 10in. (35.6 x 25.4cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel St. John Morgan
Description: A small white girl kneels beside an African-American man who is seated on the ground. She wears a dress with a wide neckline trimmed with ruffles, pantalets, and high shoes. He wears a striped shirt, striped pants, a jacket, and shoes. His left hand rests on a book. A broad-brimmed straw hat is beside him. The girl is arranging a garland of leaves and flowers, including roses, around the man's neck. Plants, including what appear to be banana plants, grow at the left and right. Reeds or grass grow beside a stream or pond in the foreground. A man stands on the balcony of a house in the background. A woman stands beside and slightly below him. The house has an awning and a porch at the left with vines growing on it. An ornamental urn on a pedestal is at the far left.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "UNCLE TOM. / "O Uncle Tom, how funny you do look." Eva. / 828." On verso, upper left, in red ink, "828". In pencil: upper left, "$ 9.00"; lower left, "Print / Box 7 / #29"; lower right, "acc #828" "Dwr 43" accession number and "CONSV CPC 1987".
Object Number: 1950.202.164
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