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The Grasshopper and the Ant

From upper left to center to lower center a trail of grasshoppers doing various activities. Upper right, profile of grasshopper reading and walking, with top hat on head. Upper center, profile of grasshopper sitting at desk writing, turned to look and figure behind him. Upper left, profile of grasshopper bending at the waist with top hat in hand, upset expression, with antennas down. Center left, grasshopper eating watermelon. Lower left, grasshopper waving cornhusk in hand. Lower center, profile of grasshopper laying down, head by pumpkin, drinking. Short story on grasshopper.

Credit: Bequest of Erskine Hewitt...

1878
Printed in black ink on paper
1938-57-1070-202
Image and text © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2020

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