Item No: pdcp00026
Title: The industrious man [graphic]
Print and Picture Collection
Accompanied by text titled "Welcome Home" moralizing that a happy home stems from a strong work ethic by the "honest laborer" who is one of the "noblest of men."
Free Library of Philadelphia : Philadelphiana - American Sunday School Union
Issued as plate in series Picture lessons, illustrating moral truth. For the use of infant-schools, nurseries, Sunday-schools & family circles (Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 146 Chestnut Street, between 1847 and 1853).
Shows a man returning to his quaint home and family convened around the dining table after a day of work. He enters the door with a lunch pail in his hand and greets his son who runs to him. In front of the table, laid out with a pot of tea, an older daughter uses a plate of water to bathe her younger sister who has been stripped to her waist. At the end of the table, the mother holds a baby at her bosom. Nearby, the family cat sits in front of the stove slightly visible in the right of the image.
The industrious man [graphic] : It is Saturday night. The industrious man returns home from his labour in peace-He is welcome to an humble home-Pleasant smiles and happy voices greet him. Let him fear and serve God will bless him and his household for ever / M.H.T.
Traubel, M. H. (Morris H.), 1820-1897 - Artist
American Sunday-School Union - Publisher