The Old Print Shop

One of the "Fancies." Sketches of New York, No. 2.


  • PUBLISHER: Published by T.W. Strong, 98 Nassau St. N.Y.

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph, hand colored.

    DATE: 1846.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 12 x 8 5/8" (33.4 x 21.9 cm)

  • DESCRIPTION: Lith of Sarony & Major, 117 Fulton St. N.Y.<br><br> Subtitle: Give you your money back, ven you've been tryin to vin mine? Either you are jolly green or you think I am. W-h-a-t you c-a-n-t come it! No Sir-ree!.<br><br> Full length caricature of a gambler leaning on a stone post and smoking a cigar. He wears a high silk hat, long fitted coat, broad flashy tie, patterned vest, tight-fitting plaid pants, watch fob.<br><br> One of a series of caricatures by Thomas W. Strong (1817-1892), an active lithographer and wood engraver from about 1842. His printing experience began in the 1830's when he worked/apprenticed as a printer, engraver, lithographer for Robert H. Elton. In 1842 he established his own company at 153 Fulton Street.. The Strong firm was a great supporter of cartoonists.


  • CONDITION: Good condition save for some damp staining in the lower right.


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