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[An Aboriginal man hunting a kangaroo on a bicycle]
Bib ID 7755972
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, card]
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Printer Buffalo, N.Y. : Richmond & Co
Description Attica, N.Y. : Frank P. Jolls, [1886] 
©1886 
1 card : colour illustration ; 7.7 x 12.6 cm 
Summary

An advertising trade card for Frank P. Jolls, Watchmaker and Jeweler. The artwork shows a man who appears to be Aboriginal riding a penny-farthing bicycle in pursuit of a kangaroo in rocky bush field with what appear to be mountains in the distance. The man is wearing red shorts and holding a spear in his right hand. The caption area below the image is blank in this example.

Biography/History

Frank Putnam Jolls was born on 12 May 1867 and died on 18 February 1905 (aged 37). It is not known when he took over the business of E. D. Chapin, who was recorded in the 1880 census as a 36 year old silversmith in Attica, New York.

Another variant of the card (which may have been a stock image) is known, with advertising for George L. Clapp of Ithaca, New York, a manufacturer of carriages and sleighs. In the 1880 census Clapp (aged 30) is recorded as a wagon maker in Dryden, about 12 miles east of Ithaca; in 1900 (aged 50) he had moved to Ulysses, about 10 miles northwest of Ithaca, with his occupation recorded as farmer.

Notes

Title supplied by cataloguer.

Words on the card verso read: Frank P. Jolls, (successor to E.D. Chapin), Watchmaker and Jeweler. Watches, clocks, jewelry, silverware, optical goods, etc. Fine watch repairing. 4 Market Street, Attica, N.Y. ... The wonders of a watch...

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-655797892

Subjects Jolls, Frank P. (Frank Putnam), 1867-1905.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Pictorial works.  |  Hunting -- Australia -- Pictorial works.  |  Kangaroo -- Australia -- Pictorial works.  |  Bicycles -- Pictorial works.  |  Indigenous peoples in popular culture -- United States -- Pictorial works.  |  Clocks and watches.  |  Clocks and watches -- Repairing.  |  Trade cards.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Jolls, Frank P. (Frank Putnam), 1867-1905, publisher  |  Richmond & Co. (Buffalo, N.Y.) printer

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