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Ducking-Stool For Scolding Women.

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Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection


Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1869
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC PUNI `
Bodies of water
Punishment & torture
Damask weaving
Cucking stool
Content: Title from folder.
Content: Printed on border: "Among the instumentalities by which women in old times were taught the discipline of self-restraint, and gradually prepared for their impeding emancipation, was the ducking-stool, which was in vogue about a hundred years ago. When a woman gave the scolding rein to her tongue, so as to become a neighborhood nuisance, the town ducking-stool was wheeled up to her door, and left by way of admonition. If the warning proved insufficient, she was taken to the pond, tied in the chair, and ducked in the water -- the number sousings being roughly proportioned to the supposed desperateness of the case. The practice is reported to have been kept up till the present century; a woman in Liverpool having been dipped in this manner in 1803." "May 29, [1869]."
Source note: Art journal. Virtue Co., 1839-1912).
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix: 1746891
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17696948
Barcode: 33333159444302
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): daac44e0-c561-012f-e915-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1869: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Ducking-Stool For Scolding Women." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1869. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1c9d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Ducking-Stool For Scolding Women." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 17, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1c9d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1869). Ducking-Stool For Scolding Women. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-1c9d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Ducking-Stool For Scolding Women.