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A tankard bearer.

Image ID: 828378

A tankard bearer. (1878-1891)

Image Details

Image Title

:  A tankard bearer.

Published Date

: 1878-1891

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 22 x 16 cm. (8 1/2 x 6 in.)


: Printed on border: "There were also men called tankard-bearers, who carried huge tankards, holding two or three gallons, which they filled at the conduit, and then hawked the water along the street. Our picture shows one of these men returning with his empty tankard for a new supply. He has protected his chest and back from the dripping of his tankard, which possibly was not always water-tight. Tankards of smaller size were used for other li ....
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Original Source

: From Chatterbox. (Boston : L.C. Page & Co. Inc., 1877-1899) .


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Costume -- working class

Source Description

: 3 folders (85 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 828378

Record ID

: 721911

Digital Item Published

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

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