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Title
They were all dancing...round the fire.
Names
Rhead, Louis (1857-1926) (Artist)
Collection

Children's book illustrations

Book illustrations -- Defoe -- Robinson Crusoe

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1900 (Approximate)
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-CHI BOOK-Def-Rob
Topics
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. Robinson Crusoe
Sacrifices
Cannibalism
Fires
Canoes
Dancers
Victims
Genres
Illustrations
Notes
Content: Cannibals arrive on the island in a fleet of long canoes. Having made a fire, they dance around it. Notice the sacrificial victim in one of the boats with hands tied in front of him, while a second victim is killed with a club in another canoe.
Content: Though there is no origin information for this illustration, its style and format suggest that it is from Source Ref. number 17647.
Source note: The life and strange surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, mariner. (New York : Harper Brothers, c1900) Defoe, Daniel (1661?-1731), Author. Rhead, F. A. (Frederick Alfred) (1855-), Illustrator. Rhead, Louis (1857-1926), Illustrator.
Physical Description
Line photoengravings
Extent: 1 photomechanical print : line photoengraving ; 12 x 15.75 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 26dd9800-c5ba-012f-ff5c-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1857: Creator Born
  • 1900: Issued
  • 1926: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "They were all dancing...round the fire." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1900. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/68b9ef18-c5a7-3b78-e040-e00a18066a15

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "They were all dancing...round the fire." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 27, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/68b9ef18-c5a7-3b78-e040-e00a18066a15

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1900). They were all dancing...round the fire. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/68b9ef18-c5a7-3b78-e040-e00a18066a15

Wikipedia Citation

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They were all dancing...round the fire.