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The Deaf Witness ; The Irrelevant Witness ; The Knowing Witness.

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Title
The Deaf Witness ; The Irrelevant Witness ; The Knowing Witness.
Collection

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Trials -- United States

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1865
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC TRI-US
Topics
Thomas, Theodore, 1835-1905
Judicial proceedings -- United States
Witnesses -- United States
Notes
Content : Printed on border: "The Deaf Witness, when the counsel begins to ask awkward questions, says 'eh?' to every thing ; and if he be a knowing witness at the same time, pretends not to understand, which justifies him in giving stupid and irrelevant answers." "The Knowing Witness, who is not deaf, is a too-clever-by-half gentleman, who soon falls a prey to his overweening opinion of his own sharpness." "The Irrelevant Witness, who introduces foreign matter into her evidence, is generally of the female gender, and is a person whose appearance and manner warrant counsel in addressing her as 'my good woman.' She will declare that she is 'not a good woman,' and secure for that standard witticism the laugh which it never fails to raise..." Written on border: "Aug. 1865" Includes additional text.

Source note: Harper''s magazine. (New York : Harper Brothers, 1850-).
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix : 1993054
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17513732
Barcode : 33333159462262
UUID: 0dc1a6f0-c565-012f-e3c3-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1865: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Deaf Witness ; The Irrelevant Witness ; The Knowing Witness." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1865. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-0d0f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The Deaf Witness ; The Irrelevant Witness ; The Knowing Witness." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 7, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-0d0f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1865). The Deaf Witness ; The Irrelevant Witness ; The Knowing Witness. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-0d0f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The Deaf Witness ; The Irrelevant Witness ; The Knowing Witness.