Mortgaging the Farm


about 1826-1831

Lithograph on paper

Sight: 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)

Sight: 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Pendleton and Company, Boston


North America, United States


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


Inscribed, lower center: Pendleton's Lithography, Boston / MORTGAGING THE FARM.; upper center: It is the first--oh dash it from thy lips--/Look down--what lies beneath its sparkling foam?/See shame and sin and death to him who sips / And wife and helpless babes bereft of home.

Course History

HIST 27, WGST 23, Gender and Power in American History from the Colonial Period to the Civil War, Leslie Butler, Spring 2012

Exhibition History

The American Scene: Views of Everyday Life, 1840-1890, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, ArtH50, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 27-September 6, 1998.

Nineteenth Century American Prints, Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 25-June 12, 1977.


Raymond G. Clifton (1895-1968), Pine Cupboard Antique Shop, Franklin, New Hampshire; sold to present collection, 1958.

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