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The last of the Tchankats-Sylvain Dornon knitting on his stilts ; A stilt race at Arcachon-going to the starting post.

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The last of the Tchankats-Sylvain Dornon knitting on his stilts ; A stilt race at Arcachon-going to the starting post.

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Collection

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Stilts

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1893
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC STILT
Topics
Stilts
Knitting -- France -- Arcachon
Men -- Clothing & dress -- France -- Arcachon
Shepherds -- France -- Arcachon
Stilt racing -- France -- Arcachon
Tchankats
Dornon, Sylvain
Notes
Content : Printed on border: "The Tchankats are shepherds of Landes, in France, a race who passed their lives on stilts, crossing forests and rivers of venomous snakes without danger. They have now almost died out, and Sylvain Dornon, whose portrait we give, is one of the last of the tribe. He made himself notorious by walking from his native village to Paris on his stilts and even ascending the Eifel Tower on those wooden supports." Includes additional text. Written on border: "v.2, 1893".

Source identifier: PCM (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix : 1996079
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17960472
Barcode : 33333159489026
UUID: 469e8b00-c564-012f-a902-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1893: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The last of the Tchankats-Sylvain Dornon knitting on his stilts ; A stilt race at Arcachon-going to the starting post." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1893. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-3903-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The last of the Tchankats-Sylvain Dornon knitting on his stilts ; A stilt race at Arcachon-going to the starting post." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 28, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-3903-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1893). The last of the Tchankats-Sylvain Dornon knitting on his stilts ; A stilt race at Arcachon-going to the starting post. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-3903-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The last of the Tchankats-Sylvain Dornon knitting on his stilts ; A stilt race at Arcachon-going to the starting post.