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"Prof. Jim."
1848
Printer:Printed by D. W. Kellogg & Co. , American, 1830 - 1840
Publisher:Published by D. W. Kellogg & Co. , American, 1830 - 1840
Lithography; black and tan printer's inks
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 11 5/8 x 8 3/8in. (29.5 x 21.3cm) Sheet (height x width): 13 7/8 x 9 7/8in. (35.2 x 25.1cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Description: A full-length standing portrait of an elderly African American man wearing a coat, vest, shirt, necktie, trousers, and shoes. A thin chain, probably a watch chain, extends across his vest. In his right hand he holds a long rope, probably attached to a bell, which extends from above. In his left hand he holds two keys. A broom rests in the crook of his arm. A wooden bucket is on the floor behind him.
Technique Note: This print is a rare early example of a tinted lithograph by the Kellogg brothers. It was printed from two stones, one for the black design and another for the tan background. (Finlay, 10/21/2003) Source Note: After a daguerreotype by Roberts, possibly William S. Roberts, who is listed in the Hartford City Directory in 1850-1855.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "'PROF. JIM.' / JANITOR OF TRIN. COLL." On verso, in pencil: center, "Dwr 7"; lower right, accession number.
Object Number: 1991.182.0
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