Another in our series of humorous fishing story images of our intrepid fisherman losing the battle to a wily fish. While it does look like the fellow has found a new technique for catching fish, this is part of the one that got away story.
Like so many other editions of this children’s magazine, St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, September 1878, No. 11 included a wide array of wonderful public domain images.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.