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Mystery Monday: setting the scene

Exactly where on campus we found this piece of art glass may be tough for most of you to answer. But do you know what scene from literature it depicts?

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  • George Huthsteiner '74 TD
    George Huthsteiner '74 TD, 3:12pm May 02 2022 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    <> Oliver Twist, Chapter 2. The orphan Oliver is living in a workhouse. He draws lots with the other boys, and now must be the one to ask the master "Please sir, I want some more." [More gruel that is.] <> I would guess this stained glass piece is in the Librarian's House in Selin Court, Sterling Memorial Library. I am told that in one certain room there all of the stained glass pieces are about cooking and serving food.

  • Mark Branch
    Mark Branch, 9:31am May 12 2022 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    You got the scene right! The image is “Oliver Asking for More,” from George Cruikshank’s original illustration of “Oliver Twist.” It’s in Room 215 of Sterling Library, now the Andrews Study Room, but once the English Study Room. It also has scenes from “Treasure Island,” “Vanity Fair,” “Ivanhoe,” and “Gulliver’s Travels,” among others.

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