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Your search for posts with tags containing Fairs found 20 posts

November 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A large and compleat Assortment of well chosen GOODS. Cowper & Telfairs and Rae & Somerville both sold imported goods, but adopted very different marketing strategies...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Nov 2019

September 6, 1769

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 6, 1769). “IMPORTED in the Mermaid … WHITE PLAINS, LONDON DUFFILS, and HEADED SHAGS.” A short editorial note appeared at the bottom...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Sep 2019

The fair in an uproar

With a large woodcut below the title and preceding the letterpress text: Madamoiselle Javellot is shown on stage flanked on either side by chandeliers wtih her performing dogs in costumes in front and a musician in the background, left, behind the curtain....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Jun 2019

Jubilee Fair

“View of the Jubilee Fair in Hyde Park; in foreground to left a small stage erected with a band playing and jesters performing, a small crowd stands in front, a few tents in central foreground with signs such as “Duke of Wellington Whitbreads...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Jun 2019

May 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (May 24, 1769). “JUST IMPORTED, in the SHIP GEORGIA PACKET … from LONDON.” When the Georgia Packet arrived in port in the spring of 1769, it delivered...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 May 2019

April 1

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 12, 1769). “RUN AWAY … A NEGROE FELLOW, named JACK.” This advertisement for a runaway “NEGROE FELLOW,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Apr 2019

Authentic account of all the fairs in England and Wales

Author: Owen, W. (William), -1793. Uniform Title: [Authentic account of all the fairs in England and Wales] Title: An authentic account published by the King’s authority, of all the fairs in England and Wales : as they have been settled...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Nov 2018

October 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (October 19, 1768).“A few new Negroes, will be sold on the most reasonable terms.” The partnership of Cowper and Telfairs repeatedly inserted a list-style...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Oct 2018

September 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 23, 1767).“A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF GOODS.” Lewis Johnson inserted an advertisement for his inventory of “A LARGE and COMPLETE ASSORTMENT...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Sep 2017

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (July 22, 1767).“SUGAR … RUM … NEGROES … NEGROE SHOES.” Cowper and Telfairs’ business, at least the aspects promoted in this...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jul 2017

Frost Fair on the River Thames

“In the foreground is the riverside in Southwark, with spectators, and a vendor of ‘A hot Mutton Pie or an Apple Pie’; a gangway placarded ‘The New City Road’ leads from the pavement to ice. In the background is a detailed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Oct 2016

October 15

GUEST CURATOR: Jordan Russo What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (October 15, 1766).“Goods, suitable for the season.” Cowper and Telfairs’ store had just received a large assortment...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Oct 2016

A view of Frost Fair, held on the Thames the beginning of February, 1814

“View on the Thames during the 1814 Frost Fair; tents erected on the ice; people making merry in tents around fire or on the ice outside; street traders selling goods at fair; a man playing skittle in foreground, figures slipping or falling through...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Aug 2016

Over and over and over: The Tragedy of Othello

Today I can laugh about it. She ended up dumping him and came out as a lesbian, I learned through the grapevine years later. And when asked to explain that semester out of school, I usually just leave it as a “personal matter,” as if it was...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 29 Jun 2016

Secret London--Merriment, Martrydom and Mass Execution at Smithfield...

Civitas Londinum, 1561 Like the lost River Fleet, another location in London that has long intrigued me is the infamous Smithfield market; a site of enormous contrasts: executions and extreme devotions, torture and merry-making.In the Middle Ages, ...
From: Susanna Calkins, Author on 5 Mar 2016

Animal Paris, part 1: Fagotin and his kin

This is the first post in a occasional series on animals in (mostly) early modern Paris. 29 April 2015 Last week, a US judge apparently ruled that two research chimpanzees are “legal persons” and have standing to pursue a court case against...
From: Anita Guerrini on 1 May 2015

A turbulent year in the life of an c18th marriage

And so, as we draw towards the end of the year, it seems only fitting to mark the occasion with a peek at a year in the life of a decidedly unsuccessful Georgian marriage. After marrying on New Year’s Day, our happy couple spend the next twelve...
From: The History of Love on 19 Dec 2013

Starting work at the Centre for Textile research!

The University of Copenhagen’s Amager campus has been under major construction and the Centre for Textile Research had just been moved to new, beautiful modern premises. Settling to the new university in a foreign country was sometimes hard work...
From: Global Encounters on 11 Aug 2013

Moving to Denmark!

My exciting research period in Copenhagen started on March 1, 2013. I found a beautiful one-bedroom flat at Blågårds Plads in the vibrant district of Nørrebro, about 10 minutes walk from the busy train station Nørreport (though I soon discovered that...
From: Global Encounters on 11 Aug 2013

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