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Sarony, Napoleon 1821-1896

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Works: 425 works in 447 publications in 1 language and 946 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Portraits  Drama  Pictorial works  History  Poetry  Biography  Catechisms  Periodicals 
Roles: Photographer, Illustrator, Lithographer, Printer
Classifications: PR4074, [FIC]
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The little minister by J. M Barrie ( Book )
3 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romantic fantasy telling of the love affairs of a young preacher in the Scottish village of Thrums and a beautiful lady in the disguise of a gypsy. First published in 1891
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving ( Book )
1 edition published in 1871 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"4 carbon prints from Sarony photographs of Jefferson, one of the carbon prints is unmounted and one of the photographs is from a different negative. These show how in a single publication varying plates may be inserted into copies. Also the one unmounted carbon print gives the student an idea of the paper weight and curl factors connected with this print medium." -- Hanson Collection catalog, p. 37
The vision of judgment, or, A present for the Whigs of '76 & '37 in ten parts by Hugh Boyd ( Book )
2 editions published in 1838 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sarony's living pictures : photographed from life by Napoleon Sarony ( Book )
4 editions published between 1894 and 1897 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sarony's living pictures, photographed from life ( )
in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The blockade runner by J. Perkins Tracy ( )
3 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fairy ring : a new collection of popular tales for 1849 by Jacob Grimm ( Book )
2 editions published in 1849 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sarony's sketch-book ( )
in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Davenport, past and present including the early history, and personal and anecdotal reminiscences of Davenport; together with biographies, likenesses of its prominent men; compendious articles upon the physical, industrial, social and political characteristics of the city, full statistics of every department of note or interest, &c by Franc B Wilkie ( Book )
1 edition published in 1858 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eight of the leaves of plates are steel engravings from portrait photographs; engraved and printed by Alfred Jones, New York. Volume includes five lithographs with tint by Sarony, Major & Knapp, N.Y
Stray leaves from Fairy Land : for boys and girls by Jacob Grimm ( Book )
2 editions published in 1854 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Swiss girl : song by George Linley ( )
1 edition published in 1848 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The theatrical photographs of Napoleon Sarony by Ben L Bassham ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wreath from the woods of Carolina by Mary Ann Bryan Mason ( Book )
1 edition published in 1859 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lay of Pestal : Yes the die is cast, or Rest troubled heart by J. R Ling ( )
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The catechism of the Methodist Episcopal Church : numbers 1, 2, and 3, in one volume, designed for consecutive study in Sunday Schools and families by Methodist Episcopal Church ( Book )
1 edition published in 1852 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry W. Longfellow by J. J Cade ( Visual )
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A head-and-upper-body, three-quarters portrait of an older Longfellow
Fanny Ellsler's last seranade or the soap-locks disgraceful attack upon the Germans ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1840 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A riot scene: German parade musicians (possibly accompanying touring ballerina Fanny Elssler) are attacked and beaten with their own instruments by a gang of toughs (or "Soap-Locks" for the long, soaped hair locks fashionable among them) on a New York street. Onlookers watch from the windows of a nearby building. The cries of the assailants and their victims appear in the lower margin. They range from "Dam you I'll make you remember new years night," "Dam the Dutch!" and "This must be the fellow who shot Armstrong" (from the assailants) to "I am Murder'd" and "Fuerst, help! help!" (from the Germans). A man in the middle of the mob shouts, "I command the Peace." The less-than-sympathetic portrayal of the victims, and the scene's unmistakable comic undertones betray a definite anti-foreigner sentiment on the artist's part. The artist is Napoleon Sarony, judging from the print's pronounced stylistic and technical similarity to his "The New Era or the Effects of a Standing Army" (no. 1840-3). "Fanny Elssler's Last Serenade" was registered for copyright on August 17, 1840
"Worse than a Spanish Inquisition" ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1839 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A commentary on the workings of the January 1839 congressional probe of the Treasury Department in the wake of the Swartwout embezzlement. (See "Price Current" and "Sub Treasurers Meeting in England," nos. 1838-21 and -20.) Led by administration opponent Henry A. Wise and chaired by James Harlan, the committee scrutinized procedures and irregularities in the reporting and handling of federal funds by Treasury Department officials. Here the artist seems unusually sympathetic to Treasury Secretary Levi Woodbury. The secretary sits strapped into a "Scrutiny chair" with its seat of nails, probed and drilled by various committee members including Wise, who bores into his skull at upper right, and Harlan, who sniffs Woodbury's palm saying, "I must say there is no smell of gold on the palm. Tho' he did let others steal I don't think he shared in the booty!" The secretary's left foot is caught in an animal trap. His right leg is stretched to the left by a winch whose base is labeled "Power to employ a Clerk ... to employ a Printer, . ., to send for Persons & Papers." William C. Dawson (seated listening through a horn to Woodbury's stomach) says, "Strange sounds in his lower regions. He seems Dispeptic. Possibly Wise's speech has disagreed with him . . ." Standing committee member with forceps: "What a grip he has! but open you shall! Here are secrets worth knowing! He opens the other hand readily enough to Harlan! but this, he keeps as tight as a vice!" Another, boring into Woodbury's right ear: "This must be his deaf ear. They say he kept one for complaints against his Officers . . ." Another, focussing a magnifying glass on Woodbury's temple: "There is no more fire in his brain than in a heap of mouldy straw . . ." Wise: "It seems to me, I shall never get thro' his skull. No hope of discoveries in that quarter! . . ." Another committee member: "No wonder he could not smell out Swartwout's defalcation, the olfactory nerve is wholly wanting!" Another committee member, drilling Woodbury's left side: "My augur is like to be buried! What a "deep" Financier!" The names of the Swartwout investigation committee are listed on a paper at lower right. Weitenkampf mistakes the central figure for Van Buren
Treasury note ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1837 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A parody of the often worthless fractional currencies or "shinplasters" issued by banks, businesses, and municipalities in lieu of coin. These fractional notes proliferated during the Panic of 1837 with the emergency suspension of specie (i.e., gold and silver) payments by New York banks on May 10, 1837. "Treasury Note" differs from two similar mock bank notes, "6 Cents. Humbug Glory Bank" and "Fifty Cents. Shin Plaster" (nos. 1837-10 and -11) in being payable "out of the joint funds of the United States Treasury." It may mimic the interim notes, first proposed by the administration in September 1837, to be issued by the federal government to relieve the shortage of gold and silver during the crisis. The artist broadly attacks President Van Buren's pursuit of predecessor Andrew Jackson's hard-money policies as the source of the crisis. Witness the caricature at the right, of Jackson as an ass excreting coins or "Mint Drops," collected in a hat by a Van Buren monkey. Note also the presence of the former President at left, as an old woman clad in bunting, standing near a cracked globe (a punning allusion to the name of Francis Preston Blair's administration organ newspaper). The print also caricatures Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton, an ardent bullionist and supporter of Jackson's and Van Buren's fiscal programs. Benton is shown as a tumblebug pushing a large ball, a motif given fuller treatment in "N. Tom O' Logical Studies" (no. 1837-14). In the main scene Van Buren appears as a winged monster on a wagon driven by Calhoun and drawn by a team of men in yokes through a narrow arch labeled "Wall Street" and "Safety Fund Banks." This may refer to the influence Van Buren exerted on New York banks through the Safety Fund system, whereby member banks observed a certain ratio of notes (paper money) to specie (coin) set by a state banking commission. The wagon crushes several men beneath its wheels. The Van Buren beast reclines on several weapons (symbolizing treachery) and sacks of treasury notes. In his tail he grasps a torch, having set off the destruction of a town which burns in the distance. Nearby stand Andrew Jackson and another man, perhaps fiscal adviser Reuben Whitney or Treasury Secretary Levi Woodbury. Jackson says, "I did not think John C. could crack such a good whip." The second man responds, "Oh! Matty has had him in training, the nullifying turncoat." This is a swipe at Whig senator John Calhoun's recent support for Democratic measures in Congress
 
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Alternative Names
Napoleon Sarony
Sarony, N.
Languages
English (53)