|Title||Chatterbox menagerie of animals (p. ) |
|Author||Francis, Laurence H. (editor) |
|Publisher||Estes and Lauriat Publishers|
|Publisher Location||United States--Massachusetts--Boston |
|Publication Date||1892 |
|Printer||John Wilson and Son|
|Illustrator||Weir, Harrison, 1824-1906|
|Image Production Process||Relief prints|
|Notes||Illustrated with uncolored reliefs except for the cover which is colored printed.|
This publication contains short one page illustrated stories about the daily lives and strange behavior of animals and birds, some with moral overtones, some related to historical events, and some merely casual observations of the animal in nature.
This page is entitled "A Monkey with a Funny Nose" and depicts a kahaw (or proboscis) monkey from Borneo sitting on a post and staring at a black man. In the accompanying story, the black man's employer tells him that the monkey "beats you in noses" because the black man's nose is flat. The black man agrees that this is true and that the monkey's "fine nose" indicates that he belongs to the aristocracy. The black man's response is written in imitation of southern Black English of the 19th century.
|Contextual Notes||Chatterbox was a British magazine for children that was established in 1866 by Reverend J. Erskine Clark to provide healthy reading for children and to compete with Penny Dreadfuls. In its early years, Chatterbox contained a mixture of serial stories, factual articles, and a moderate degree of religious instruction. In later years, more adventurous material was included. Chatterbox survived until 1948 (Oxford Companion to Children's Literature, 1984).|
Harrison Weir was a natural history artist and a great lover of animals. He organized the first cat show in England in the Crystal Palace, London, in 1871.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Animals--Juvenile literature |
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0066 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection PZ10.3.C4 1892 |
|Physical Description|| p.: illustrated; 36.5 x 22.5 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Photographed from original book in TIFF format using a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/EOS 400D, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2009. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit checklist L.152 |