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Title
No dinner to wait
Names
Sheppard, William Ludwell, 1833-1912 (Artist)
Collection

Wallach Division Picture Collection

Burial customs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1871
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC BURI
Topics
Prairies
Victims
Debris
Forest fires -- United States -- 1871
Genres
Periodical illustrations
Notes
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."
Content: Possibly depicts the aftermath of the Great Peshtigo Fire of 1871.
Source note: Harper's bazaar. (New York : Harper's Bazaar, 1868-).
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 25.4 x 17.5 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17706058
Barcode: 33333159464730
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c7ad5760-c53c-012f-4882-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1833: Creator Born
  • 1871: Issued
  • 1912: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "No dinner to wait" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1871. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-ccf2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "No dinner to wait" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 23, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-ccf2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1871). No dinner to wait Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-ccf2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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No dinner to wait