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TITLE:  High life at midnight CALL NUMBER:  PC 3 - 1769 - High life at midnight (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-132012 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Print shows a street scene: five upper class men and women returning home after an evening of entertainment are attacked by a group of lower class men armed with staffs intent on robbery. One of the well dressed men has received a blow to the head and has fallen to the ground where he is attended to by one of the women. One of the rogues is stabbed in the chest with a sword by another of the well dressed men; during this commotion a pickpocket calmly helps himself to the contents of the man's pocket. In the background, a woman is climbing out a window into her lover's arms and receives an accidental dousing with the contents of a chamber pot from the window above by her husband, wearing the horns of cuckoldry, when his attention is diverted by the altercation taking place nearby in the street. MEDIUM:  1 print : engraving and etching. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  1769. NOTES: Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, Sepr. 1st 1769. Price 1s, but given Gratis to the Purchasers of the Court Miscellany. Includes 8 lines of verse: With Joy and Satisfaction bless'd / The Innocent retire to rest, / ... / Not so the Sons of Riot live, / ... / Diseases, Quarrels, Death ensues. Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). SUBJECTS: Social classes--England--1760-1770. Robberies--England--1760-1770. Fighting--England--1760-1770. Adultery--England--1760-1770. FORMAT: Cartoons (Commentary) British 1760-1770.Intaglio prints British 1760-1770. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3c32012 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c32012 CONTROL #:  2002719533


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