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An Awkward Stop.
1845-1846
Printer:Printed by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Publisher:Published by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Publisher:Published by Kelloggs & Thayer , American, 1846 - 1847
Publisher:Published by D. Needham , American, 1808 - 1888
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 10 5/16 x 11 5/8in. (26.2 x 29.5cm) Sheet (height x width): 11 7/8 x 14in. (30.2 x 35.6cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Description: A coach has collided with a two-wheeled cart on a dirt road. The cart, in the foreground, is on its side, with the right front wheel of the coach on top of it. A basket and three pieces of meat are falling to the ground. Vegetables and packages remain in the cart. The driver, who wears a smock, pants, and a cap, is falling out the back of the cart. He holds a whip in his hands. His horse is on the ground with his head raised. The left rear wheel of the coach is running over a man, apparently a servant in livery who has fallen off the back. The legs of a second man, apparently the driver, are visible between the four horses, which are plunging, kicking, and attempting to run away. A man leans out of the interior of the coach with his arm outstretched. A large rock with a tree stump on it is in the right foreground. A stream bordered with grass and weeds runs along the near side of the road. A board fence lines the far side. Fields, trees, and hedgerows are beyond.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "AN AWKWARD STOP. / Dont pull up quite so sharp my lads I am Reading the Debates." On verso, in pencil: upper left, "Print Drawer 21 / #8"; lower right, old and new accession numbers "consv CPC 1987" "Dwr 41".
Object Number: 1996.177.56
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