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Twelve Funny Little Travelers quilt  

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Twelve Funny Little Travelers




19th Century


Quilt. Approx. 160x135 cm (63x53"). 12 panels 28.5x30 cm (11¼x11¾"). 

Illustrates the song Twelve Funny Little Travellers in which one member of the party drops off in each stanza, several finding grisly ends including a fall into Vesuvius in Italy, being eaten by a Crocodile in Egypt and a Lion in Abyssinia, and being buried in a California gold mine. The last man standing, a somewhat racist caricature, dies of heartbreak once his funny fellows are all dead. Then the song ends.

Lot Amendments

Some fraying around edges with a few tears and holes, a few panels stained.

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