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Source:   Burial customs

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No dinner to wait.

Image ID: 834624

No dinner to wait. (1871)

Image Details

Image Title

:  No dinner to wait.

Published Date

: 1871


: Engravings

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.5 cm.


: Text of story accompanying image: "Thanksgiving Day in the Northwest: 1870-1871 [Headline]. What a melancholy contrast! In the picture of last year we see the farm-house with its hospitable doors opened wide to usher in the coming guests to a scene of warmth and plenty. In the same place this year all is blackness and desolation. The sheet of flames which swept over the prairies and forests of Michigan and Wisconsin has passed this way, and all that remains of the bright home is a heap of charred ruins, from which the despairing father has just disinterred the cooking-stove--a mocking relic of former festivities. Such a picture touches the heart, and should make those who gather in safety round Thanksgiving tables remember these homeless ones, and contribute of their means to rekindle household fires anew in yonder desolate region." Written on border: "Dec. 16, 1871". Printed on border: "Drawn by W. L. Sheppard" Note 2.) Possibly depicts the aftermath of the Great Peshtigo Fire of 1871.

Original Source

: From Harper's bazaar. (New York : Harper's Bazaar, 1868-) .


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Burial customs

Source Description

: 1 folder (6 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 834624

Record ID

: 1044273

Digital Item Published

: 4-4-2007; updated 3-25-2011

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