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Title "The old bird knows the worth of a Penny."

Dates of Creation ca. 1903
Scope & Content Caricature- cut from a newspaper. Caricature is by Ch. Nelan and is titled, "The old bird knows the worth of a penny" and has a side profile of Governor Pennypacker on a penny which has "United States of America 1903" on it. There is an owl sitting on a tree branch holding the penny and also holding a rolled document labeled, "Libel Bill signed". Item is fairly brittle with part of the word "knows" broken away.

[Charles Nelan was a caricaturist for "The North American" Newspaper in Philadelphia.]
Catalog Number P2000.05
Object Name Newspaper
Extent of Description One newspaper cartoon
Language of Material English
Condition Fair
Physical characteristics 6"H x 9"W