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Your search for posts with tags containing Carriages found 18 posts

March 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “A second-hand Coach, a Variety of second-hand Chaises.” Adino Paddock, a coachmaker, occasionally advertised in Boston’s newspapers in the late 1760s and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Mar 2020

A short ride in the Long Walk, or, The ponies posed!!

“George IV drives Lady Conyngham in a four-wheeled pony-chaise. He is chubbily obese, in loose trousers and braided jacket, wearing a cap poised on his naturalistic curls (cf. British Museum Satires no. 14637). He turns to the enormously corpulent...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 Jun 2019

June 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Weekly News-Letter (June 8, 1769). “He will take second-hand Chaises in Pay for new.” Adino Paddock offered several methods for consumers to acquire carriages...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jun 2019

The Corsican whipping top in full spin!!!

“A (tricolour) top with the head of Napoleon spins, above the ground, savagely lashed by representatives of the Allies. His arms and his legs have already been severed from his body, now represented only by the madly spinning top. The most violently...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 Mar 2019

Vue perspective du Couvent Garden

A perspective view, or vues d’optique, of the Covent Garden Market, looking towards Inigo Jones’s St. Paul’s Church, which is situated slightly to the right of center; in the foreground are shown vendors, carriages, pedestrians and other...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Dec 2018

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette (May 19, 1768).“Said Paddock will take second hand Chaises in part Pay for new.” In the late 1760s Adino Paddock operated a workshop “Where...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 May 2018

December 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (December 9, 1767).“A NEAT SECOND HAND CHAIR … hams, gammons, jowls, and bacon.” Many colonists placed newspaper advertisements for a particular...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Dec 2017

September 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (September 17, 1767).“The Coach-making Trade is carried on in all its different Branches.” Elkanah and William Deane incorporated multiple marketing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Sep 2017

18th Century ‘Flying Machines’

No, not aeroplanes – coaches. The concept of flying coaches seems to date back to the late 1600s when there were advertisements in the newspapers for lengthy journeys being undertaken by means of these. Looking at these adverts there must have been...
From: All Things Georgian on 13 Jul 2017

February 26

GUEST CURATOR: Samuel Birney What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (February 26, 1767).“TO BE SOLD A standing Top-Chaise … and a very neat Sulkey.” The advertisement featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Feb 2017

June 24

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Post-Boy (June 23, 1766).“Said PADDOCK has always a Number of second-hand Chaises to dispose of.” Coachmaker Adino Paddock made a variety of appeals intended to incite...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jun 2016

June 5

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Journal (June 5, 1766).“A handsome English made Phaeton, two Curricles in good order, two Chairs &c.” William Tod, “Coach-Maker from London,” sold...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jun 2016

The Piccadilly nuisance!

Printmaker: Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, printmaker. Title: The Piccadilly nuisance! [graphic] : dedicated to the worthy, acting magistrates of the district / G. Cruikshank sculpt. Published: [London] : Pubd. by Thos. McLean, 26 Haymarket, Augt....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Jul 2013

The coach of safety…[1 of 2 plates]

A view of an elegant carriage showing details of the structure; one of the back wheels is shown on a rock to demonstrate the stability of the carriage. Parts of the carriage have been labelled with letters suggesting that the print was accompanied by...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Jul 2013

The coach of safety … [2 of 2 plates]

A view of an elegant carriage showing details of the underside of the wheels; the body and coach box are shown upright. Title:  The coach of safety [graphic] : this view shews that when the wheels are turn’d over, the body and coach box still...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Jul 2013

Rolling carts and wagons

Text in three columns below caption title and a large woodcut of one of Sharp’s horse-drawn vehicles. Author:  Sharp, James, of Leadenhall Street. Title: Rolling carts and waggons. Published: [London : s.n., ‡c 1773?] Catalog record File...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 May 2013

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