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Date(s)

August 29, 1838

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 watercolour / aquarelle : watercolour over pencil on wove paper
Support: 23.000 x 17.000 cm
Secondary support: 22.500 x 31.700 cm (irregular)

Scope and content

A view of the dining table at an inn in Catskill, New York dated August 29, 1838. Seated at the table are members of Mrs. Ellice's family, including her sister, Tina, (Miss Eglantine Balfour), her brother, Charles Balfour, and her husband, Edward Ellice Jr. The guests are being served by black waiters and waitresses. Mrs. Ellice refers to one of them in her diary on August 29:
"We were much amused by the antics of one of the Black waiters who flourished the dishes over our heads in a most alarming manner." (Canada: Oberon, 1975. p. 82).
Watercolour removed from album. This work was originally glued to a secondary support. The album page, folio 20, was cut to frame the image that was glued to its verso. Original mount attached separately.

Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
No restrictions on access to originals,
or on use for reproduction or publication.
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-013388
90: Open
Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
Box
A069-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 20
90: Open
Other accession no.
00020
1990-215 X DAP

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-215-20R
Copyright: Expired

Additional information

Removed from: album: Katherine Jane Ellice Album

Availability of other formats note
Colour transparency available

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscribed. Dated.
Inscription: in pen and brown ink recto l.r.: Table d'hote. August. 29 [^th]. Catskill.;
Inscription: in pen and brown ink, on mount recto t.: No 18 ; in pen and black ink on mount recto l.l.: Charles/Balfour/R.N./Mr./Edward/Ellice/Jr./M[^rs.]/Edward/Ellice./(sister of Miss/E. Balfour); in pen and black ink, written in a different hand, on mount recto l.c.: p 240

Subject heading

1. activity.
2. activité.
3. SUBJ - SERVICES - ACCOMMODATION, INNS.
4. SUBJ - NEGROES.
5. SUBJ - SPORTS & AMUSEMENTS, BANQUETS & DINNERS.
6. Balfour, Charles, ca. 1838.
7. Balfour, Eglantine, ca. 1838.
8. Ellice, Edward, 1810-1880.

Private

Other system control no.

2836915