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The city dispute, or, Milk Street in an uproar

A “line and dot” series of caricatures featuring scenes with stick figures (or “pin men”), both male and female, engaged in some form of public violence, arranged in two rows, each grouping individually titled. In the first row the designs are...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 Jul 2022

The history of Donna Eugenia, or, The innocent adulteress

Title: The history of Donna Eugenia, or, The innocent adulteress : in which is exemplified the bad effects of disproportionate ages in marriage, the consequence of indulging in illegitimate passion and revenge, and the beneficial result of timely repentance....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Jul 2022

Slavery’s Revolutions in Louisiana

This article is a part of our series, entitled “Age of Slavery,” which explores the existence, persistence, and abolition of slavery in the revolutionary era. By Patrick Luck In 1795, enslaved people conspired to rebel against Louisiana’s...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Jun 2022


An old woman, the prude, is standing near a crowd of people huddled around a bonfire in Covent Garden. She is crossing Covent Garden Piazza, disapproving of the amorous scenes outside the notorious Tom King’s Coffee House. The print shows the morning...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Mar 2022


A copy of the second print in William Hogarth’s series “Four Times of the Day”: Set outside St Giles’s-in-the-Fields. On the right an elegant crowd leaves the French Huguenot church; they are dressed in the height of French fashion. Two women...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Mar 2022

Five, in the afternoon

“A young dandy lounging on a sofa with a young woman, holding up a glass, while she lays one hand on his knee, holding a glass herself, her elbow on a round table beside a bottle of Madeira and a dish of peaches; a bed seen through the open door in...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Jan 2022


Six couples, some awkwardly matched, dance with varying skill in a ballroom.   Title: Waltzing [graphic]. Publication: [London] : Published by the proprietor, June 15, 1815. Catalog Record 815.06.16.01+ Acquired March 2020
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 26 Aug 2021

Literary Review: The Musical Human by Michael Spitzer; A Life in Music by Nicholas Kenyon

The first note known to have sounded on Earth was an E natural. It was produced some 165 million years ago by a katydid, a kind of cricket, rubbing its wings together – a fact deduced by scientists from the insect’s remains, preserved in amber. Consider...
From: Mathew Lyons on 3 Jun 2021

Scholars of Peru and Latin America Express their Concern about the Political Crisis and Condemn the Parliamentary Coup in Peru

Read the statement below and consider signing your name to it here. We, the undersigned, scholars of Peru and Latin America, express our concern about the ongoing political crisis in Peru and publicly condemn the parliamentary coup orchestrated by...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Nov 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

Maternal management, or, A plot discovered

The plot hatched by a mother to marry her daughter to an old wealthy colonel is discovered. Both the mother and daughter are fashionably dressed in large dressess, hats and large sleeves. The mother stands on a veranda looking down at her daughter seated...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Apr 2019

Protecting the Sabbath!!!, or, Coersion for England

A satire on the puritanical message of strictly observing the Sabbath. A puritan stands on a barrel marked ‘St. Andrew’, his arms held out making a cross. He cries: ‘Clear the Streets of all Evil doers – Remember ye keep Severely...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Mar 2019

The wedding day

“The fat, moustached, Duchess of St. Albans and the slim Duke dance with vigour and agility, each poised on the left toe, arms interlaced, and hands meeting above their heads. From the Duchess’s small coronet rise giant ostrich feathers which...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Oct 2018

How to have a historically accurate lovers’ tiff

Some fiery couples just bloody love a good argument. In case you fall into this bracket, and want to get a bit creative while also appearing irresistibly historically accurate, look no further than this slang dictionary of the 1830s. Of course, it’s...
From: The History of Love on 6 Feb 2018

A patent extinguisher, being a safe & easy mode of putting out a candle

Aquatint Drawing An old woman dressed in her nightcap and gown, her one breast hanging exposed from her gown, climbs into bed in which her husband already lies. She expels gas from her bottom in the direction of the candle on the ground in front of the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Dec 2016

Croesus and Thalia

Print shows an ugly and leering elderly man, identified as the London banker Thomas Coutts, embracing the actress Harriet Mellon (later Mrs. Coutts, and subsequently Duchess of St. Albans). Printmaker: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Oct 2016

Watching CNN on Turkey, or explanations vs. stances

Like everyone that I know online, I spent most of yesterday evening watching and/or following events in Istanbul and Ankara. And once I got home (my temporary DC home, base for a quick research/writing trip) I turned on CNN and left it on for...
From: memorious on 16 Jul 2016

The flowing cann

In two columns with the title in a ribbon atop a woodcut below stanza one. Stanzas 2 and 3 below image. A sailor at a seaside tavern (Jack Ocum) dances with a young woman as he holds his tankard. The fiddle music is played by a man who stands beside a...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Jun 2016

Cycle de visites : « De dôme en dôme » (Paris, mars-octobre 2016)

Fidèle à son désir de réunir les passionnés de l’histoire de l’architecture et des paysages, l’association GHAMU vous convie à son cycle de visites 2016 (programme). Nous continuerons sur le...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 19 Feb 2016

Beaumarchais à l’agrégation

Le Barbier de Séville, II, 14 (le comte déguisé en soldat entre Rosine et Bartholo) / Par Jean Fabien Gautier, l’aîné, extrait de Beaumarchais, Œuvres complètes, 7 tomes, Paris, L. Collin, 1809 / Image...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 14 Jan 2016

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