York Wagon Ends up on Market Roof
Lewis Miller Drawing of “Some Wicked Boys at the Market House, 1804”
Folk artist and chronicler Lewis Miller doesn’t say if the prank illustrated above occurred on Halloween or not, but it certainly would have been a fitting one for the tricky holiday.
Some young Yorkers had some time on their hands in 1804 and put themselves to work taking apart and reconstructing a wagon in its new location.
Miller’s caption reads:
“The old Market House in York, 1804.
One night some young men and boys had some Sport, the[y] putting a wagon on top of the market house. The[y] got it up after taking it apart, piece by piece.”
I suppose the owner had to get it down the same way. I would guess that he was none too happy.
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