Hand-colored tissue stereograph depicts interior view of shop where skeletons surround a man who is passed out or dead in a chair. The Devil stands behind a counter holding out a container to the man, presumably containing the substance that cause(d) the man's demise. A skeleton stirs a concoction in a large pot behind the devil figure. Skeletons on the street are visible through the open doorway., Title on negative., Yellow mount with rounded corners and embossed decorative pattern surrounding images., Diables stereographs, also known as Journey into Hell stereographs, were among the most popular tissue stereographs issued from 1868 to 1874. They often depicted earthly sins that could lead one to hell., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of William Helfand.
Library Company of Philadelphia | Print Department stereo - unidentified - Genre [P.2009.13.5]
Plate from a children's moral instruction book showing two girls standing on the sidewalk in front of the shop window of a bakery. One holds a basket of bread under her right arm, as the other girl steals a sip from a drink., Not in Wainwright., Date supplied by cataloger., Issued as plate in series 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 "Avoid the beginning of evil" moralizing that "there is no such thing as a little sin" since small lies engrain a "habit of falsehood and dishonesty" making children "a little bolder at every step.", Philadelphia on Stone, POSP 136, Retrospective conversion record: original entry, edited.
Library Company of Philadelphia | Print Department *GC - Morality [7822.F.4]
Plate probably from a children's moral instruction picture book showing two white boys walking past a town saloon. One boy, attired in a wide-brimmed yellow hat, blue jacket, and tan britches, holds something in his left hand and uses his right hand to pat the back of the other boy beside him. The other boy, attired in a blue cap, red jacket, and yellow britches holds a thin rod and looks toward his companion. Behind the boys stands the saloon with a porch and open entryway and window. Six men, including an African America man, attired in top hats, vests, and jackets relax on the porch. The men smoke, read, lean back in their chairs, and watch the passing boys. A tan dog sleeps under the porch and near the dangling foot of the African American man who sits on the edge of the porch. Men drinking at the bar are seen through the open entryway and a man reading a newspaper is seen through the open window. In the center foreground, a tree and square-shaped rock are visible., Title from Christopher Lane & Donald Cresswell, Prints of Philadelphia at The Philadelphia Print Shop, featuring the Wohl Collection (Philadelphia, 1990)., Date inferred from Kollner's period of work with the American Sunday-School Union as A. Kollner's Lithy., Gift of David Maxey, 2015., Lane & Creswell suggest the plate is related to the American Sunday-School Union picture book "Common Sights in Town & Country" (Philadelphia, 1850)., Description revised 2021., Access points revised 2021.
Kollner, Augustus, 1813-1906, artist
Library Company of Philadelphia | Print Department GC - Genre [P.2015.52.5]