Afternoon Gossip Lew Chew (Type II)

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of complete lithograph

According to the Narrative "...the men were the drones of the hive, and the women the workers." These three "drones" were observed sitting in the shade passing the time smoking their pipes, sipping tea and "gossipping." According to the Narrative, once they had their fill of smoking and drinking tea they broke out the Saki and it was passed around, "...sometimes beyond the limits of prudence and discretion." Meanwhile, "... the poor women, ... might be seen, half naked, delving with the hoe or spade, in the adjacent gardens under the scorching sun." Quite a picture.

The titles read:

  • Daguerretypes by Brown Jr

  • PS Duval & Co. Lith Philada


Bottom edge (binding edge) is ragged with pieces missing and paper adhering. Light text foxing in image area.

Paper thickness is 10+mm.

I have recorded several minor varieties of the picture in this lithograph. I call this one Type II. To see the differences, click here.

Landscape Format

Page Size (cm): 29.4x22.5cm

Image Size (cm): Width-23.9, Height-16.1, Diagonal-28.8


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