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Man falling down a ladder and spilling a container of food.

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Title
Man falling down a ladder and spilling a container of food.
Collection

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Accidents

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1857
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Topics
Accidents
Ships
Crew quarters
Falling
Ladders
Accidents
Clumsiness
Notes
Content : Printed on border: "The cook had just made for us a mess of hot 'scouse' .. This was a rare treat, and I, being the last at the galley, had it put in my charge to carry down for the mess. I got along very well as far as the hatchway, and was just getting down the steps, when a heavy sea, lifting the stern out of water, and passing forward, dropping it down again, threw the steps from their place, and I came down into the steerage a little faster than I meant to, with the kid on top of me, and the whole precious mess scattered over the floor." Written on border: "Illus. for 'Two years before the mast " Includes additional text.

Source note: The cyclopedia of wit and humor, containing choice and characteristic selections from the writings of the most eminent humorists of America, Ireland, Scotland, and England. (New York : Appleton, 1857) Burton, William E. (William Evans) (1802-1860), Author.
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix : 1995213
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17959630
Barcode : 33333159485800
UUID: 8a202010-c52e-012f-bf69-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1857: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Man falling down a ladder and spilling a container of food." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1857. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-35fb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Man falling down a ladder and spilling a container of food." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 11, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-35fb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1857). Man falling down a ladder and spilling a container of food. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-35fb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Man falling down a ladder and spilling a container of food.