Photo, Print, Drawing Lady nightcap at breakfast
About this Item
- Lady nightcap at breakfast
- Photograph shows a Black boy in uniform serving tea to a fashionable white woman as a spaniel sleeps on a chair by the table.
- Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793, publisher
Created / Published
- [London, England] : [Carington Bowles], 
- - Black people--Children--1770-1780
- - Women--Clothing & dress--1770-1780
- - Servants--1770-1780
- - Eating & drinking--1770-1780
- - Tea--1770-1780
- - Dogs--1770-1780
- Cartoons (Commentary)--British--1770-1780.
- Cartoons (Commentary)--British--1770-1780
- - Title transcribed from item.
- - Publication information from another copy at British Museum.
- - Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).
- - Most images available on microfilm, "British Political and Social Cartoons, 1655-1832, not in the British Museum," produced by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1970 (Microfilm LOT 12022). Unpublished checklist provides captions for images on microfilm.
- 1 print : mezzotint ; sheet 339 x 252 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- PC 2 - Lady nightcap at breakfast (A size) [P&P]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- ppmsca 84426 https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.84426
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-ppmsca-84426 (digital file from original)
- No known restrictions on publication.
- A microfilm surrogate is provided in preference to the original, as per Divisional preservation policy (Microfilm LOT 12022, reel 1).
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- Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.
- Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-84426 (digital file from original)
- Call Number: PC 2 - Lady nightcap at breakfast (A size) [P&P]
- Access Advisory: A microfilm surrogate is provided in preference to the original, as per Divisional preservation policy (Microfilm LOT 12022, reel 1).
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Chicago citation style:
Bowles, Carington, Publisher. Lady Nightcap at Breakfast. , 1772. [London, England: Carington Bowles] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2006678179/.
APA citation style:
Bowles, C. (1772) Lady Nightcap at Breakfast. , 1772. [London, England: Carington Bowles] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2006678179/.
MLA citation style:
Bowles, Carington, Publisher. Lady Nightcap at Breakfast. [London, England: Carington Bowles] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2006678179/>.