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"Why yo' use dat ol' cannon foh er stove?" "Kase I wants to burn all kinds ob firewood, whethah hit's loaded wid gunpowdah or not. Dar's some poe'ful mean w'ite folks in dis vicinerty, Deacon, an' hit's bes' to be on de safe side."14166

about 1904
Publisher Detroit Publishing Company, Artist Edward Windsor Kemble (American, 1861–1933), Owner of copyright Life Magazine (1883 - 1972)


Vertical: 14 x 8.9 cm (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Offset photomechanical on card stock

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



Front: Detroit Publishing Co.
Copyright, 1899, by Life Pub. Co.
Back: undivided. Mint.




Between 1950 and 2011, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in the United States, Canada and Europe; 2013, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 18, 2013)

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder