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Showman Peter loqr. "Now Mien [sic] Herr, you shust keep your eye mit der glass and you shall zee die grnde [sic] All-cut-come-it vich I discovare expressly you to do Honor [graphic] : Old Foozle, "Pray Doctor which is the All-cut-come-it? There appear to

Showman Peter loqr. "Now Mien [sic] Herr, you shust keep your eye mit der glass and you shall zee die grnde [sic] All-cut-come-it vich I discovare expressly you to do Honor [graphic] : Old Foozle, "Pray Doctor which is the All-cut-come-it? There appear to

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Now Mein Herr, you shust keep your eye mit der glass ...
Creator: Snooks
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Date: ca. 1848]
Publisher: s.n.,
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Description:
Image is signed: "Snooks" delt.
Subject relates to a dispute between two New York banks, the Canal Bank and the Watervliet Bank.
Pun on the phrase "All-cut-come-it" refers to a banker involved in the dispute, Theodore Olcott; hence, Olcott Comet.
Abstract:
The comic image depicts a bald man [Old Foozle] in a dressing gown seated on a stool at a window; he is looking through a telescope at two comets in the sky; one comet is labeled "Canal Bank" and the other "Watervliet." A second man [Showman Peter], mustachioed and dressed in a suit and broad-brimmed hat, stands behind the seated figure. On the wall of the room, hung upside down, is a framed picture of a building with the caption: Dudly Observatory.
Physical Description:
1 print : lithograph, b&w ; 25 x 34 cm.
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The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 11455222
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