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Hoops as a lightning-conductor.

Image ID: 818028

Hoops as a lightning-conductor. (1857)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Hoops as a lightning-conductor.


: J. M. L. -- Artist

Published Date

: 1857

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 11 x 12 cm. (4 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.)


: Printed on border: " 'As Mr. James R. M'Shane was walking out one day last week with his wife, who was attired in the full rotundity of the fashion, they were overtaken by a violent thunder-storm. The gentleman received a severe shock, but the lady escaped uninjured, the steel hoops which expanded her crinoline proving a perfect lightning-conductor.' " Includes additional text. Written on mount: "Oct. 3, 1857"

Original Source

: From Harper's weekly : a journal of civilization. (New York : Harper' s Weekly Co., 1857-1916) .


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Costume -- cartoons -- 1800s

Source Description

: 3 folders (99 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC COSTU-Car-18

Digital ID

: 818028

Record ID

: 703210

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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