|Title||Funny foreigners and eccentric English (P) |
|Author||André, R. (Richard), 1834-1907 |
|Publisher||Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington|
|Publisher Location||England -- London |
|Publication Date||1878 |
|Printer||Emrik and Binger|
|Illustrator||André, R. (Richard), 1834-1907|
|Image Production Process||Planographic prints--lithographs|
|Notes||Illustrated with color printed lithographs.|
This copy is in publisher's color printed tan pictorial boards; green cloth spine; black endpapers
Each letter depicts a different race or nationality from around the world. The illustrations are accompanied by short verses.
P stands for the purse (or wealth) of the Shah. The author's use of "purse Shah" in the verse is also a humorous play on the word Persia. The illustration depicts a Persian man wearing a fez and diamonds, and smoking a hookah. A black man fans him from behind.
Accompanying verse printed on opposite page: Twinkle, twinkle, little Shah! Oh, how bright your diamonds are! I should never feel the worse, Shah! If I had so long a purse Shah!
|Contextual Notes||"English artist William Roger Snow was [a member of the Royal Army and served] in detachments to the Crimea, Hong Kong, Great Britain, Canada, and Ireland. Influenced by his stay in Hong Kong he published his first work, Sketches of Chinese Life & Character in 1860…Snow's army career was ruined in 1875 when he abandoned his wife and duties [following an affair with an Irish actress] and disappeared rather than be transferred by the embarrassed British military. For the next several years Snow lived in England under the alias Clifford Merton. He produced a prolific amount of work during this time, both as an author and illustrator of adult and children's literature…Sometime between 1880 and 1881 his formerly abandoned wife discovered his identity as Clifford Merton. After further scandal and subsequent divorce, Snow/Merton once again disappeared and changed his name to Richard André…In addition to writing and illustrating his own books, André eventually branched out into the photography and printing industry and became a successful businessman." (Source: Richard André Papers, University of Southern Mississippi) |
|Subjects (LCSH)||National characteristics -- Juvenile poetry|
National characteristics -- Pictorial works
Ethnic groups -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Discrimination and bigotry
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0347 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. PR4007 A537 F8 1878 |
|Physical Description|| p.: illustrated; 30 x 20 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 A.49 |