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Illustration on Page 16a of the [1910] S.W. Partridge & Co., Ltd. Reprint, Depicting Ellen and Mamma Selling Mamma's Ring

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This illustration, appearing on page 16a of the [1910] S.W. Partridge & Co., Ltd. edition, depicts Ellen's mother selling her ring in order to buy supplies for Ellen's approaching journey to the Hudson River Valley. Ellen's mother holds out her ring to a man who looks at the piece of jewelry distastefully as Ellen stands next to her mother watching the exchange. A caption below the illustration quotes a sentence from page 17 of the text and reads, "Her first feeling was of dazzled wonderment," and describes Ellen's emotions upon seeing her mother sell her favorite ring. The store room contains a cabinet full of tableware and a glass countertop covering rows of jewelry. Ellen's mother's dress is somewhat ornate and includes a feathered hat and long shawl. Her face looks haggard, emphasizing her illness, and providing contrast to her genteel attire.

Subjects: Selling Mamma’s Ring, Ellen, Mamma

Identifier: 40CIA_33_16a

Frontispiece to the [1896] S.W. Partridge & Co. Reprint, Depicting Mamma Selling Her Ring

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Subjects: Selling Mamma’s Ring, Ellen, Mamma

Identifier: 17CIA_14