Item No: pdcc00145
Title: Old Watchman
Print and Picture Collection
An elderly watchman dressed in an overcoat, boots and hat and carrying a lantern steels himself against the cold as he makes his rounds to light lamps on a cold snowy evening. His footsteps in the snow suggest he has just left the comfort of his sentry box. He holds his hand to his cheek as he sings the hour and the weather. Across from him a gentleman in coat and top hat leans forward into the wind as he makes his way slowly along the sidewalk.
Illustration from : A Century After, Edward Strahan, ed. Phila.: Allan, Lane, Scott & Lauderbach 1875.
Source : http://www.archive.org/stream/centuryafterpict01shin#page/150/mode/2up
Castner, Samuel, -1932