ART OF MAKING MONEY PLENTY IN EVERY MAN'S POCKET; BY DOCTOR FRANKLIN. THE,

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Art of Making Money Plenty In Every Man's Pocket; By Doctor Franklin. The,

Wood engraving, c. 1855.
Image size 13 1/2 x 9 1/2" (340 x 240 mm).
Good condition with modern hand color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 43008
Price: $110.00
Publisher : Published in Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion.
This rebus is largely based on Benjamin Franklin’s proverbs that were used in “Poor Richard’s Almanack.” Translated, this rebus reads, “At this time when the general complaint is that money is so scarce it must be an act of kindness to inform the moneyless how they can reinforce their pockets. I will acquaint all with the true secret of money catching, the certain way to fill empty purses and how to keep them always full. Two simple rules well observed will do the business:1st. Let honesty and labor be thy constant companions. 2nd. Spend one penny every day less than thy clear gains. Then shall thy pockets soon begin to thrive, thy creditors will never insult thee, nor want oppress, nor hunger bite, nor nakedness freeze thee. The whole hemisphere will shine brighter, and pleasure spring up in every corner of thy heart. Now thereby embrace these rules and be Happy.” 18th-19th Century Subjects , Genre , Indoors