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Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Burial customs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1871
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC BURI
Forest fires -- United States -- 1871
Content : Text of story accompanying image: "Thanksgiving Day in the Northwest: 1870-1871 [Headline]. What a melancholy contrast! In the picture of last year we see the farm-house with its hospitable doors opened wide to usher in the coming guests to a scene of warmth and plenty. In the same place this year all is blackness and desolation. The sheet of flames which swept over the prairies and forests of Michigan and Wisconsin has passed this way, and all that remains of the bright home is a heap of charred ruins, from which the despairing father has just disinterred the cooking-stove--a mocking relic of former festivities. Such a picture touches the heart, and should make those who gather in safety round Thanksgiving tables remember these homeless ones, and contribute of their means to rekindle household fires anew in yonder desolate region." Written on border: "Dec. 16, 1871". Printed on border: "Drawn by W. L. Sheppard"

Source identifier : H (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)

Content: Possibly depicts the aftermath of the Great Peshtigo Fire of 1871.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; 25.4 x 17.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix : 2155909
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17706058
Barcode : 33333159464730
UUID: c7ad5760-c53c-012f-4882-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1871: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "No dinner to wait." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1871. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-ccf2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "No dinner to wait." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 7, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-ccf2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1871). No dinner to wait. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-ccf2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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No dinner to wait.