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October 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “They have a Number of Pairs of Breeches already made.” In the fall of 1770, the partnership of Converse and Stone, “Breeches Makers, at the Sign of the Breeches...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Oct 2020

July 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (July 7, 1769). “Hugh Glassford … now carries on his Business, at Glen and Gregory’s.” Moving to a new location prompted Hugh Glassford,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jul 2019

The practicalities of wearing riding habits, and riding ‘en cavalier’

We’ve written about Georgian era riding habits in an earlier blog, but this time we’re looking at the practicalities of wearing one. Female equestrians in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuries were certainly hampered by their clothes, in...
From: All Things Georgian on 12 Mar 2019

The Female Bruisers, 1768

The Female Bruisers, John Collet, 1768, Museum of London.The Female Bruisers, engraved by J. Goldar after John Collet, 1770, Yale University Lewis Walpole Library.Once again I am indebted to Adam Hodges-LeClaire for pointing me to this piece.John Collet...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 18 Dec 2017

A British Sailor Offering a Sword to an Unarmed Spanish Officer, 1783

A British Sailor offering a Sword to an Unarmed Spanish Officer, engraved by John Thronton, 1783, Library of Congress.Another copy of this print can be found at the National Maritime Museum.In the upper left, sailors bearing cutlasses mount the parapets....
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 20 Nov 2017

Bostonians in Distress, 1774

The Bostonians in Distress, attributed to Philip Dawe, Robert Sayer and J. Bennett, 1774, Library of Congress. The Bostonians in Distress, attributed to Philip Dawe, published by Sayer and Bennett, 1774, New York Historical Society.Quick note: the...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 5 Jul 2017

A View of the Old England just arrived form a Cruise round the Globe, c.176

A View of the Old England just arrived form a Cruise round the Globe, artist unknown, c.1762, British Museum.The Seven Years War was a global conflict. Fought from the Philippines to Pennsylvania to India to Germany, it took Britain literally 'round the...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 3 May 2017

The Greenland Whale Fishery, 1774

The Greenland Whale Fishery, Thomas Boreman, 1774, John Carter Brown Library Early American Images Archive.This engraving was included in the book A Description of Three Hundred Animals, published in London in 1774. Despite the title and apparent...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 5 Apr 2017

Jemmy's Farewell and Jemmy's Return, 1781-1785

Jemmy's Farewell, John Hodges Benwell, 1781-1785, British Museum. Jemmy's Return, John Hodges Benwell, 1780's, British Museum.These illustrations were meant to accompany the ballad 'Auld Robin Gray,' which was originally published in 1772. The...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 10 Mar 2017

The Whale Fishery and Killing the Bears, 1744

The Whale Fishery and Killing the Bears, engraving from "Navigantium atque itinirantium bibliotheca," Volume 2, T. Woodward, 1744, John Carter Brown Library.Whalers are only rarely featured on this blog. I would like to change that. Today's print...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 6 Mar 2017

The 'St Albans' Floated out at Deptford, 1747

The St Albans Floated out at Deptford, John Cleveley the Elder, 1747, National Maritime Museum.In classic Cleveley style, this painting is populated by numerous figures and shows a ship on the stocks ready to be launched, a particular favorite of John....
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 27 Feb 2017

The Famous Ship Victory, 1744

The Famous Ship Victory, artist unknown, 1744, British Museum.Though now lost in the shadow of the more famous ship to bear her name, the Victory was an impressive vessel in her day. Launched on this day 280 years ago, she was a massive first rate...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 23 Feb 2017

December 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 30, 1766).“Those who … left Breeches to clean, are requested to call for them.” Most advertisements for consumer...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Dec 2016

Shipping at Spithead, c.1770's

Shipping at Spithead, Francis Holman, date unknown (1770's?), John Bennett Fine Paintings via Online Art Gallery.Francis Holman paints a pleasant scene of various vessels in a steady breeze off Spithead. A sixty gun ship of the line with her starboard...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 21 Dec 2016

Buckingham on the stocks at Deptford, 175

Buckingham on the stocks at Deptford, John Cleveley the Elder, 1752, National Maritime Museum.Cleveley was a shipwright by trade, and many of his paintings depict ships on the stocks. He also populates his paintings with sailors and people. Unlike many...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 19 Nov 2016

French Fly Breeches Pattern. Tidings From The 18th Century By Beth Gilgun.

https://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categories/PartDetail.aspx/306/1/BOOK-TF18C https://www.amazon.com/Tidings-Eighteenth-Century-Beth-Gilgun/dp/1880655047;
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 16 Aug 2016

Shipping at Anchor in the Thames Estuary, Date Unknown

"Shipping at Anchor in the Thames Estuary Near Wapping," Samuel Scott, date unknown, Sotheby's."When one goes into Wapping or Rotherhithe, which places are chiefly inhabited by sailors," wrote the author Sir John Fielding, "but that somewhat of the same...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 9 Jul 2016

April 30

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Gazette (April 28, 1766).“May depend on having their commands executed with expedition, and in the neatest manner.” Breechesmaker John Baster understood the importance...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Apr 2016

Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam, c.1752-1758

"Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam," John Greenwood, c. 1752-1758, Saint Louis Art Museum.Located on the Northern coast of South America between Guyana and French Guyana, Suriname is now an independent nation. At the time this painting was done, Suriname...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 31 Jan 2016

Peregrine Pickle Illustrations, 1781

Illustrations from Peregrine Pickle, various artists, 1781, British Museum.These copperplates were engraved for The Novelist's Magazine and depict scenes in the Tobias Smollet novel The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle. The title character is raised...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 14 Jan 2016

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