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[Man caught trying to steal hens.]

Image ID: 812515

[Man caught trying to steal hens.] (1889)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [Man caught trying to steal hens.]


: Sheppard, William Ludwell, 1833-1912 -- Artist

Published Date

: 1889

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 12 x 15 cm. (4 3/4 x 6 in.)


: Printed on border: "Nothing like an excuse. Mr. Keepum--'Hi, thar, uncle! What'r you doin' 'round that coop?' Uncle Rasher--"Fo' d' Lawd, sah, I's a preyin', 'deed I is, sah! Ebery time I sees a hen-coop, I's suah t' be took wiv a fit ob preyin', en I cain't help it.'" Written on border: "Christmas 1889."

Original Source

: From Judge. (New York : The Judge Publishing Co., 1881-1947) .


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / African-American illustrations

Source Description

: 2 folders (73 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 812515

Record ID

: 703051

Digital Item Published

: 4-28-2009; updated 3-25-2011

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