Grant, J. G. fl 1840s? :Emigration. Detailing the progress and vicissitudes of an emigrant!! Dedicated to all those who would leave their native country to seek a better condition in a distant foreign land. [London. J. G. Grant invented. On stone & print
Reference Number: A-096-044-a
A series of comical scenes, showing a man leaving England for America. He encounters a storm on the way. On arrival in America he finds cholera is raging. He sails down the Gulf of St Lawrence in the crowded hull of an immigrant ship and is shown his farm land in the depths of a Canadian forest, where he is surrounded by snakes and bears. At his log hut, he endures mosquitoes and burning sun with high temperatures and he is pursued by a crocodile in the neighbourhood. He is visited by a bull, and the tax-gatherer and by a spider the size of his hand, as well as fleas and large rats. His house burns down for the third time and he manages to escape from cannibals with the loss of all his property. In the final frames he is seated on a shore, longing to return to England.
1 image, categorised under Lithographs, related to J G Grant, G Davies, Dover, North America, Canada, Spiders, Snakes, Rats, Cholera, Storms, Emigration and immigration, Crocodiles, Fleas, Agriculture, Wit and humour, Fires and Passenger quarters.
Grant, J. G. fl 1840s? :Emigration. Detailing the progress and vicissitudes of an emigrant!! Dedicated to all those who would leave their native country to seek a better condition in a distant foreign land. [London. J. G. Grant invented. On stone & print, Reference Number A-096-044-a (1 digitised items)
Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Lithograph, hand-coloured, edges trimmed, 326 x 213 mm. Single art work
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