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Old Haman the Northampton-lamp-lighter. Drawn from life. (BM 1878,0112.173)

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Old Haman the Northampton-lamp-lighter. Drawn from life. (BM 1878,0112.173)

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A clumsy figure holding a ladder across his left shoulder; in his right hand is a lighted candle-lantern. He wears a cloak with a hood drawn over his head, above which is a hat with a brim extending into a flap at the back, his stockings and coat are in holes. From his waist hangs a pair of scissors. On the ground are a broom and a can with a handle and spout, with a hole in its side. On the print is etched,

"His Ability & Agility will make a Man Laugh
As he lights 18 Lamps in an Hour and a half." 1 January 1774

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1850 - 1950
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British Museum
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