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July 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Promote the interest of America.” John Keating operated “PAPER MANUFACTORIES, At and near New-York” in the late 1760s and early 1770s.  He regularly advertised “ALL...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jul 2022

Mr. Kean as Othello

 In this image, a full-length image of Edmund Kean as Othello constructed from parts of a print or prints while his costume and hat and their trimming are cut from satin cloth with additional decorated paper trimming and small metal buttons. This image...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 May 2022

The reminiscences of Thomas Dibdin

Author: Dibdin, Thomas, 1771-1841. Title: The reminiscences of Thomas Dibdin : of the Theatres Royal, Covent-Garden, Drury-Lane, Haymarket, &c., and author of The cabinet, &c. … Published: London : Henry Colburn, 1827. Catalog Record 53 D544...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Mar 2022

Die Entdeckung

A German copy of Hogarth’s “The Discovery” (1743?): a scene in a bedoom where four gentlemen stand beside a curtained bed in which a black woman reclines; she reaches out to touch the chin of one of the men who has evidently just pulled back the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Mar 2022

Hanover College Theatre to present children’s musical “A Year with Frog and Toad”

Famed children’s storybook characters come to life as the Hanover College Theatre presents the musical adaptation of “A Year with Frog and Toad.” Suitable for all ages, “A Year with Frog and Toad” is a charming tale of friendship. After waking...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 2 Mar 2022

Acting magistrates committing themselves being their first appearance

“The stage of Covent Garden Theatre is seen from the right with a small part of the pit in the left foreground; the boxes and galleries adjoining the stage form the background on the left. The pittites are standing and blow trumpets, spring...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Feb 2022

Buck metamorphos’d

“Portrait of Samuel Foote in character; whole length, standing, wearing the latest ‘French’ fashions, including large fur muff, wig with pointed sides, mis-matched tights, and coat with over-sized cuffs; his outfit is scrutinized by two English...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Feb 2022

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “American FLINT GLASS.” When Parliament repealed most of the duties on imported goods imposed by the Townshend Acts, leaving only the duty on tea in place, most American...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Nov 2021

October 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “America is not necessarily obliged to import these articles.” Many entrepreneurs launched “Buy American” campaigns before the thirteen colonies declared independence from...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Oct 2021

For the benefit of Joe Miller

Copy of a benefit ticket whose design was formerly attributed to Hogarth: a stage scene with four performers in Congreve’s ‘The Old Bachelor’, showing the scene in Act III where Noll receives a kicking from Sharper; print after a forgery purporting...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 Aug 2021

A specimen of Mr. K**n’s acting

“The actor Kean in part as Richard III appalled as his bastard son is presented to him by its mother as a beadle holds a court order for its maintenance at 7/6d a week.”–British Museum online catalogue.   Printmaker: Marks, John Lewis, printmaker....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Aug 2021

The hostile press and the consequences of crim. con.

“Kean, in the costume of Sir Giles Overreach, stands on the stage, indicated by a boarded floor surrounded by flame and smoke from the jaws of a semicircle of ferocious monsters, serpentine, scaly, and fanged, and with glaring eyeballs. The largest...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Jul 2021

April 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He already makes what is called QUEEN’S WARE, equal to any imported.” In the late 1760s, colonists responded to duties on certain imported goods with nonimportation...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Apr 2021

October 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “MRS. SWALLOW begs Leave to inform the Publick.” Newman Swallow and Mrs. Swallow, presumably husband and wife, both ran newspaper advertisements in late October and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Oct 2020

April 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He purposes to pack it in Country made Pots.” Richard Thompson, “the Manufacturer of TOBACCO and SNUFF at Blackensburg,” placed an advertisement for his...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Apr 2020

“An Oration containing a brief Account of the Massacre”

On Tuesday, 5 Mar 1771, Bostonians commemorated the first anniversary of the Boston Massacre.I write “Bostonians” and not “Boston” because those commemorations weren’t official town acts. Rather, some of the more radical...
From: Boston 1775 on 10 Apr 2020

March 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “… from a Principle of Love to their Country.” John Keating became a familiar figure in advertisements that appeared in the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Mar 2020

January 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Hopes to be able, if duly encouraged, shortly to supply the Country.” In an advertisement in the January 26, 1770, edition of the New-London Gazette, Aaron Cleveland...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jan 2020

December 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Nail Manufactory at the Furnace Hope.” The proprietors of the “Nail Manufactory at the Furnace Hope” placed an employment advertisement in the December...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Dec 2019

October 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (October 9, 1769). “NO DUTIES HERE!” It was hard to miss the appeal to patriotism in an advertisement for the “new Glass-House”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Oct 2019

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