"Highly Unsuccessful Performance, by Dismal Jemmy," cartoon, 1860, zoomable image

"Highly Unsuccessful Performance, by Dismal Jemmy," cartoon, 1860, zoomable image
Scanned by
  Dickinson College Archives
Notes
 
Cropped, sized, and prepared for use here by John Osborne, Dickinson College, December 3, 2010.
Image type
  cartoon
Courtesy of
  Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections
Original caption
  Highly Unsuccessful Performance, by Dismal Jemmy
Source citation: 
James Buchanan Resource Center, Dickinson College Special Collections
Source note
 
Emile Blondin had become the first man to cross the Niagara Falls on a tightrope on June 30, 1860. This image, published in New York City by Currier and Ives, clearly parodies Blondin's fame. Original image in the James Buchanan Resource Center at Dickinson College.