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Poor paterfamilias - the family rises and he has to pay the freight / F. Opper.

Poor paterfamilias - the family rises and he has to pay the freight / F. Opper.

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Summary

Print shows a vignette cartoon where the father of an upwardly mobile family is forced to keep pace financially with his wife's ambitions; the main vignette shows the father perspiring as he works harder, using a large pump labeled "Business" to pour more money into "Paterfamilias' Pocket Book" to which a queue of tradesmen labeled "Caterer, Chef, Modiste, Carriage dealer, Milliner, Decorator, Furniture dealer, Florist, Jeweler, [and] Wine dealer" help themselves. The surrounding vignettes depict lavish parties, artwork on the walls, more frequent purchases of clothing for the children, his wife's new understanding of the term "cottage", and the increase in the size of the servant staff.

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Date

01/01/1895
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Contributors

Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937, artist
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Source

Library of Congress
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Copyright info

No known restrictions on publication.

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