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Frontispiece to the Tell-Tale

 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000436


  • Creation: 1837


Conditions Governing Use

Access to the Theodore Newton Vail Collection of Aeronautical Images, Broadsides and Clippings is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection.

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

Box 20

Physical Description

Art on Paper


22.4 x 14.3 cm

General Note

Image showing a woman on the ground under a wheelbarrow overturned by a bear. The bear is standing over the cart, a man holding a stick over his head is behind the bear and another woman is standing with a fish basket on her head. A rope suspended between two trees above has snapped and a woman is falling. Another person is falling from a balloon higher in the sky. Above and below the scene is printed "Frontispiece. To the Tell-Tale."

Repository Details

Part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections Repository

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