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A Chippeway [Chippewa] widow.

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A Chippeway [Chippewa] widow.
I. T. Bowen's Lithographic Establishment (Artist)

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Indians -- North America -- Eastern-Northern -- 1800s

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1838 (approximate)
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC INDIA-Nor-E 18
Indians of North America -- 1800-1899
Widows -- 1800-1899
Ojibwa Indians -- Women -- 1800-1899
Portrait prints
Reproductive prints
Statement of Responsibility: "Published by F.W. Greenough, Philad. Drawn, printed & coloured at I.T. Bowen's Lithographic Establishment No. 94, Walnut St. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1838 by F.W. Greenough in the clerks office of the district court of the eastern district of Penna."--printed on border.

Content : [Original by James Otto Lewis, later copied by Charles Bird King. (Horan, 1972, p. 234)]

Content: "A Chippeway widow, on the death of her husband, selects from his scanty wardrobe, a complete suit of his best clothes, which she makes up into a bundle. This is placed near her while at work, and is carried wherever she goes. She calls it her husband, treats it with the respect which would be due to a living lord and master, and would be considered as disgracing herself and treating his memory with disrespect, if she were to part with it even for a moment."--from source text.
Physical Description
Hand colored.
Extent: 1 print : col. ; 39 x 26 cm. (15 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix : 1682584
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17175892
Barcode : 33333159342712
UUID: 82af3f50-c554-012f-7472-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1838: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "A Chippeway [Chippewa] widow." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1838. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1abc-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "A Chippeway [Chippewa] widow." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 26, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1abc-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1838). A Chippeway [Chippewa] widow. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1abc-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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A Chippeway [Chippewa]  widow.