The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Full-length portrait of a woman posing in a costume made out of newspapers from the "Minneapolis Journal." She is holding an oversized ink pen and has what appears to be telegraph or electrical wires with poles behind her head. A purse hangs from her belt and her shoes are tied with bows. She is standing in front of a figured drape backdrop. Above her is a banner that reads, "The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword!."
DESCRIPTION
Full-length portrait of a woman posing in a costume made out of newspapers from the "Minneapolis Journal." She is holding an oversized ink pen and has what appears to be telegraph or electrical wires with poles behind her head. A purse hangs from her belt and her shoes are tied with bows. She is standing in front of a figured drape backdrop. Above her is a banner that reads, "The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword!."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:92021
Creation Date:date unknown
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Minneaplois
County:
State:Minnesota
Collection Name:Classified File
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:CF 3396
Original Dimensions:6.25 x 8.4375 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
"The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword" is a metonymic adage coined by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839 for his play, "Richelieu: Or the Conspiacy."
SUBJECTS
Publicity
Banners
Costume
Dresses
Handbags
Shoes
Draperies
Newspapers
Writing
Hairstyles
Indoor photography
Women

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