A baker smokes and kneads dough., Text: Dear doughhead, don't be such a fool, / And think that I would favor show / To such a living half-baked pie, / For if you do your cake's all dough. / You're badly bred, with flowery speech, / You strive to knead a heart to thee; / But be assured that none will wed / With such a dough-nut, sir, as thee., Provenance: McAllister, John A. (John Allister), 1822-1896, collector.
Trade card for the Philadelphia stove manufacturer showing an African American house cook showing off the households's new "Iron King" stove to a baker delivering pies. The woman in kerchief, shawl, checkered dress and apron points to the stove and states "No more of your pies. The Missus has one of dem Iron King Stove -Shure Baker" to the baker in a baker's hat, smock, apron, and holding a square basket of pies. A kettle, frying pan, pot, and dutch oven rest on the burners of the stove that is marked "Chas. Noble & Co., Philada." Scene also shows a partial view of the baker's delivery wagon (advertising pastry and bread) outside of the open kitchen door. Founded as Abbott & Lawrence in 1851, later renamed Abbott & Noble in 1858, the stove manufactory was reestablished as Charles Noble & Co. in 1870., Advertising text of distributor on verso: Giersh, Senseman & Co., Manufacturers of Tinware, and Dealers in Stoves, Tinware, &c. An Examination of Our Stock Solicited. Sign: Big Coffee Pot. Agents for sale of the Improved Iron King Cool Salem, N.C., Printed on recto: Centennial Award 1876 Philada., Purchased with funds from the Walter J. Miller Trust for the Visual Culture Program.
Library Company of Philadelphia | Print Department trade card - Noble [P.2014.16.1]
Plate from a children's moral instruction book showing a baker driving a horse-drawn cart down the street, which is being swept by a woman in the background. The baker, outfitted in a high hat and frock coat, stands between two bread boxes on the cart. A neat row of homes is visible in the background, along with a man riding horseback., Date supplied by cataloger., Published as illustration on page 49 in City Sights for Country Eyes ([Philadelphia]: American Sunday School Union, )., Accompanied by text titled "The staff of life" that stresses the importance of punctuality in all areas of life by using the example of the baker who "must be up betimes" to create bread, "the chief article of our food"., Philadelphia on Stone, POS 716, Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Bd 61 K 8343.49, Free Library of Philadelphia: \\RBD\\ASSU\\V\\C498S\\FACSIM.\\
Kollner, Augustus, b. 1813
Historical Society of Pennsylvania HSP Bd 61 K 8343.49
Twelve untitled proofs of prints for the 1856 children’s moral instruction book “City Sights for Country Eyes” depicting scenes of daily urban life, particularly men at work. Professions include draymen, oyster seller, ice carter, rag tender, wagoner, express man, butcher, and baker. All the views show a horse-drawn vehicle, including drays, carts, and wagons. Cityscape, including storefronts, warehouses, and wharves are visible in the background of many of the prints. Scenes also include street and pedestrian traffic (men and women); dogs running by; lamp posts; trees, some in cages; and docked and sailing ships., Plates signed variably A. Kollner Lith. Phila.; AKollner’s Lithy Philada; A. Kollner Lithy Phila.; Lithy of A. Kollner; Lithy of A. Kollner, Philada.; and A. Kollners Lithy. Phila., Printed below image on some of the prints: From life New York; From Life; From Life, Phila.; From nat. at New York; From Life at Washington, D.C.; From Life Baltimore; and From Life at Philada., Published titles include: To the Depot; The Heat; Cheek By Jowl; “Prime Oysters!”; Summer Luxuries; Waiting for a Job; The Rag-Tailor/ [Tender]; The Wharf; The Slow Coach; The Express; The Butcher; and The Staff of Life., Gift of Roy T. Lefkoe and Sydney A. Lefkoe., Philadelphia on Stone, POSP 294.1-12, See POS 71; 249; 631; 716; 728; 757; and 834., Housed in clamshell box., To be digitized.
Kollner, Augustus, b. 1813
Library Company of Philadelphia | Print Department albums - City Sights [P.2009.14]
A baker stands in front of his oven. He is smoking a pipe and his shovel leans on the wall next to him., Text: The bread that you bake is not fit for a dog, / Your pies and your cake would sicken a hog; / Sawdust-flour you use, rancid butter and lard, / For such practice you ought to be feathered and tarred, / Or else to be taken and baked in your oven -- / You dirty old cheat, and rascal, and sloven., Provenance: Helfand, William H.
A baker in a paper hat is putting a pie into an oven. His shoe has split open and his red nose, combined with the word "sodden," imply that he is drunk while on the job., Text: What! Buy of you! Your senseless grin / Would sour all your pies, / And not a loaf, poor, sodden oaf, / But would smatter of your lies. / Heavy as lead, your lightest bread, / Cakes, buns, and buscuits, all; / Smash your paper cap on your grinning head, / And into your oven crawl!, Provenance: Helfand, William H..