Plate from a children's moral instruction book showing a young boy standing on a street corner near the storefront of a tailor. He hides a hankerchief behind his back. Behind the boy, the woman who dropped the hankerchief searches the ground for the item with help from a young girl. Two girls stand opposite the young thief and point their fingers in an accusatory manner., Not in Wainwright., Imprint unsigned., Date assigned by cataloger., Issued as plate in Picture lessons, illustrating moral truth. For the use of infant-schools, nurseries, Sunday-schools & family circles (Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 146 Chestnut Street, between 1847 and 1853)., Originally accompanied by text titled "Honest boys make honest men" moralizing that obedience is learned at a young age, and that "wicked men" begin their lying and thievery in boyhood, "led astray by falling into the company of young thieves"., Philadelphia on Stone, POSP 57, Retrospective conversion record: original entry, edited., Unsigned.
Library Company of Philadelphia | Print Department *GC - Morality [7822.F.6]
Genre scene of the fictitious moment when the young George Washington confesses to his father, Augustine, a plantation owner, that he cut a cherry tree on their Virginia plantation. Depicts Washington's father holding his son's hand and comforting him. George looks up at his father and points his left hand towards the cut tree in the right. On the ground is an ax and an upturned hat. In the background, an enslaved African American man plows the pasture with a team of oxen, and an enslaved African American man and woman couple stands near the gate of a cottage, probably their dwelling., Title from date., Date based on the active dates of engraver., Gift of Mrs. Francis P. Garvan, 1978., Description revised 2021., Access points revised 2021.
McRae, John, engraver
Library Company of Philadelphia | Print Department **GC - Washington [8384.F.16]