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A young lady's dower her weight in pine tree shillings ; The pine tree shilling ; The Lord Baltimore shilling.

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835594
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Collection

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Marriage customs - United States

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1872
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC MARRI - US
Topics
Marriage -- United States
Scales
Brides
Measuring
Safes
Dowry
Hull, John, 1624-1683
Coins -- American
Notes
Content : Hannah Holt, daughter of the first mint-master of the New England colonies, is weighed in one arm of a balance against her father's strongbox full of pine-tree shillings. This purportedly provided the value of her marriage dowry. Cf. image ID 835574.

Source note: Child''s history of the United States. (New York : McMenamy, 1872) Shea, John Dawson Gilmary (1824-1892), Author.
Physical Description
Form: Wood engravings ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Extent: 1 print : b ; sheet 20 x 14.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix : 2156361
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17706536
Barcode : 33333159470273
UUID: 3e1c65b0-c557-012f-4a2d-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1872: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "A young lady's dower her weight in pine tree shillings ; The pine tree shilling ; The Lord Baltimore shilling." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1872. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-d19e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "A young lady's dower her weight in pine tree shillings ; The pine tree shilling ; The Lord Baltimore shilling." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 3, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-d19e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1872). A young lady's dower her weight in pine tree shillings ; The pine tree shilling ; The Lord Baltimore shilling. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-d19e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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A young lady's dower her weight in pine tree shillings ; The pine tree shilling ; The Lord Baltimore shilling.