1878 – Dinner-Time

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“Dinner-Time – by Harrison Weir” is a full page book plate image, taken from the “Chatterbox Album of Animals”, published by W.W.Gardner, circa 1878. The accompanying story tells us a little about geese in history: “Geese once played an important part in Roman history. In Rome was a steep rock, upon which stood a sort of castle called the Capitol. The Gauls had burned Rome to ashes; but they could not burn the Capitol, because it was out of their reach. Now, in the Capitol were a thousand men, some dogs and some geese. One dark night, some of the Gauls crept up the cliff. They reached the top and found the sentinel asleep. The dogs gave no alarm. But the geese set up such a cackling and hissing and flapping and screaming, as never was. Their noise aroused the Romans, and the Capitol was saved.”

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Detail: Dinner-Time by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals

Detail: 1878 – Dinner-Time                                    Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

1878 Dinner-Time by Harrison Weir

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