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Your search for posts with tags containing Hatter found 16 posts

August 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “THIS Country manufactured Felt Hats.” As the end of August approached in 1771, Abiezer Smith placed an advertisement in the New-London Gazette to promote hats he made and sold...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Aug 2021

July 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Hatts of all kinds.” John Beck, a hatter, placed advertisements in the New-Hampshire Gazette on multiple occasions during the summer of 1771.  Although the copy remained consistent,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jul 2021

Bold Bling, Romantic Posies and Star-Set Jewels, Georgian Jewellery That Would Even Make Even the Cast of Bridgerton Jealous!

Today I’m thrilled to welcome a new guest to All Things Georgian,  Molly Chatterton of Lillicoco, antique and vintage jewellers, to talk about a subject close to my heart – 18th century jewellery, so without any further ado I’ll...
From: All Things Georgian on 17 Feb 2021

August 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Orders having been left with Mr. Jennings for that purpose.” Advertisements for lost, missing, and stolen items frequently appeared in newspapers from New England to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Aug 2020

May 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “I the Subscriber now carry on the Hatting Business.” Witnessing the sense of accomplishment that undergraduate students experience when they work with digitized primary...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 May 2020


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He makes and sells all Kinds of FELT HATS.” In the late 1760s and early 1770s the New-London Gazette carried fewer advertisements than most other newspapers printed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Apr 2020

More 18th-century career choices

Following on from our previous articles about career choices in the eighteenth-century, from 1761, we have some more to share with you, so, here goes. Barber-Surgeon’s Shop; unknown artist; The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh The Barber The...
From: All Things Georgian on 16 Apr 2019

Buried beneath the mulberry tree

We have the following odd affair transmitted to us from Windsor, viz. That a few days ago there died at Portsmouth a person who had lived at Windsor for many years, and by his will order’d that a relation of his (to whom he had bequeathed his all)...
From: All Things Georgian on 19 Feb 2019

Identifying Mrs. T: Ann Thicknesse and the Lady’s Magazine

As many of you know, the Lady’s Magazine project began as an effort to provide an annotated index of all of the text content of the Lady’s Magazinefrom 1770 to 1818. In addition to cataloguing every one of the around 15000 anecdotes,...

January 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (January 3, 1767).“FOUND … a Silver Knee Buckle.” Lost and found notices frequently appeared in eighteenth-century newspapers. Colonists...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jan 2017

Henry Wallis: a pre-Raphaelite’s views of Shakespeare’s Stratford

Henry Wallis isn’t one of the best-known of the Pre-Raphaelite painters, barely getting a mention in books about Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Millais, Holman Hunt et al, but one of his paintings is universally-known and classed as a masterpiece. The...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 15 May 2015


Romeo played by Johnny Depp. Now that I would have liked to see. He has, to be sure, scrupulously avoided playing the gorgeous romantic leads that his looks would have made possible, but in his lost vulnerable Gilbert Grape and Sam (of Benny and Joon)...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Oct 2013

Comic dance in the popular pantomime of The white cat

“The clowns Kirby and Chatterley, one dressed in female costume, dancing.”–British Museum online catalogue. Printmaker: Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker. Title: Comic dance in the popular pantomime of The white cat [graphic]...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Jul 2013

A Special Tagore Anniversary

We are pleased to post the following by Tagore specialist Obhi Chatterjee: 7 May was the 152nd anniversary of the birth of the Bengali creative genius and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore. This year is also the centenary of Tagore winning the Nobel Prize...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 9 May 2013

A White Beaver Hat

A Beaver Hat perhaps similar to the one sent to Mary Rose, although apparently dating to about 1830. Source: Rose Fuller left Jamaica in 1755, after two decades running the Fuller and Isted interests,...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 9 Sep 2012

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