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This and 281 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Album, Scraps and Sketches by Frederick [sic] S. Church vol. 1.

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Ephemera, The Pigodeon, Illustration for Scribner's Magazine (XVI, No. 6, December 1894, p. 64)

This is a Ephemera. It was illustrated by Frederick Stuart Church and collected by Dr. Dudley Tenney and published by Charles Scribner's Sons. It is dated 1894 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is printed in black ink on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

30.2 × 23.5 cm (11 7/8 × 9 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in print, lower center: THE PIGODEON. (Patent applied for.) / SHE (Loq.): “I admit the perfect tones of the instrument, but may I ask on what grounds you apply for the patent?” / The PROFESSOR (loq.): “Easiest thing in the world, my dear girl; the application of the electric touch to each pig’s tail, with the consequent duration of squeal.”

Cite this object as

Ephemera, The Pigodeon, Illustration for Scribner's Magazine (XVI, No. 6, December 1894, p. 64); Collected by Dr. Dudley Tenney (New York City); Published by Charles Scribner's Sons; Illustrated by Frederick Stuart Church (American, 1842–1924); USA; printed in black ink on paper; 30.2 × 23.5 cm (11 7/8 × 9 1/4 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-1070-126

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