Detail View: The AMICA Library: The usual cause

AMICA ID: 
LOC_.cai96003089/PP
AMICA Library Year: 
1999
Object Type: 
Drawings and Watercolors
Creator Name: 
Sheppard, William Ludwell
Creator Role: 
artist
Creator Dates/Places: 
1833-1912
Creator Name-CRT: 
William Ludwell Sheppard
Title: 
The usual cause
View: 
Full View
Creation Date: 
1887?
Creation Start Date: 
1887
Creation End Date: 
1887
Materials and Techniques: 
pen and ink
Processes and Techniques: 
pen and ink
Classification Term: 
Periodical illustrations
Classification Term: 
Caricatures
Subject Terms: 
Afro-Americans
Subject Terms: 
Temperance.
Subject Terms: 
Prisoners.
Dimensions: 
unmeasured
AMICA Contributor: 
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Owner Location: 
Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 
DLC/PP-1933:0018
Credit Line: 
Courtesy of The Library of Congress
Parts and Pieces: 
1
Rights: 
Context: 
On verso: "Temperance worker: 'My friend, what brought such an aged man as you to prison?'" Colored prisoner: "Two policemen, boss." T.W.: "I didn't mean that, did intemperance have anything to do with it?" C.P.: "In course it had, bofe 'em policemen wuz drunk, boss."
Related Document Description: 
Published as comic in: Harper's weekly, 31:547 (July 30, 1887).
Related Work Description: 
Cabinet of American Illustration (Library of Congress)
Link to Work: 
(DLC)95849474
Related Image Identifier Link: 
LOC_.2a14648u.tif