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February

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “We hope to meet with encouragement from the patriotic gentlemen and ladies of this city.” In January and February 1771, Russel and Moore ran advertisements informing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Feb 2021

June 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “American manufactured, BROWN and mixed coloured THREAD STOCKINGS.” Advertisers considered “Buy American” a powerful appeal that would resonate with consumers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jun 2020

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (September 22, 1768).“All the branches of the American stocking manufacture.” On the first day of fall in 1768 Thomas Bond, Jr., took to the pages...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Sep 2018

British Resentment or the French fairly Coopt at Louisbourg, 1755

British Resentment or the French fairly Coopt at Louisbourg, Louis Pierre Boitard, 1755, Colonial Williamsburg.British Resentment or the French fairly Coopt at Louisbourg, Louis Pierre Boitard, 1755, John Carter Brown Library of Early American Images.Copies...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 29 Nov 2017

British Heroism at Omoa, 1789

British Heroism at Omoa, artist unkown, in The Gentleman's and London Magazine: Or Monthly Chronologer, August, 1789, Google Books.The latest in the images I have thus far collected of the British tar at Omoa, this print accompanied a brief description...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 27 Nov 2017

The Press Gang, c.176

The Press Gang, John Collet, c.1760's, from The Foundling Museum.I was directed to this image by The 18th Century Material Cultural Resource Center. Among their many excellent slideshows are a few focused on naval material culture.Unfortunately, the Foundling...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 23 Oct 2017

The True British Tar, 1785

The True British Tar, Carington Bowles, 1785, British Museum.Beyond the window lies a ship at anchor, but clearly our sailor is a bit more focused on the sacks of Spanish dollars he's procured. His table is scattered with coins and bedecked with bottles...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 18 Oct 2017

July 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (July 28, 1767).“GERMAN-TOWN manufactured fine THREAD STOCKINGS.” American colonists participated in networks of trade that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jul 2017

A Seaman with a Man of War's Barge, 1777

A Seaman with a Man of War's Barge, Dominic Serres, 1777, National Maritime Museum.Dominic Serres largely focused on marine art in the more traditional mode: seascapes at enough of a distance to include the ship from waterline to masthead and well...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 17 Jul 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

Bostonians Paying the Excise-Man, or Tarring and Feathering, 1774

The Bostonian's Paying the Excise-Man, or Tarring & Feathering, attributed to Philip Dawe, published by Sayer and Bennett, 1774, John Carter Brown Library. The Bostonian's Paying the Excise-Man, or Tarring & Feathering, attributed to Philip...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 3 Jul 2017

A View of Christmas Harbour, 1784

A View of Christmas Harbour in Kerguelen's Island, engraved by Newton after John Webber, 1784, Davidson Galleries.Thanks once more to Adam Hodges-LeClaire for pointing this out to me!The harbor seen here was originally drawn by John Webber over the week...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 22 May 2017

Naval Agent's Trade Card, c.1779-83

Naval agent's trade card, engraved by W. Jones, c.1779-83, British Museum.Edward Hooper made his living as a prize agent. When legitimate vessels (both civilian and naval) were seized by privateers or naval vessels, they and their cargoes were sold....
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 17 Apr 2017

Drawing, c1745

Drawing, Paul Sandby, c1745, British Museum.Thanks to Adam Hodges-LeClaire for pointing out this piece to me.This drawing is one of a series done by Sandby in and around Edinburgh in the immediate wake of the Jacobite rising of 1745. Sandby's study shows...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 21 Mar 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

A New Sea Quadrant, 1748

A New Sea Quadrant, George Adams, 1748, Houghton Library, Harvard University via Capitu Tumblr.George Adams entered the navigational instrument business at an early age, apprenticing under James Parker before opening his own shop in 1738. Ten years...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 20 Dec 2016

Stockings PDF.

siftingthepast_l-accordee-de-village_jean-baptiste-greuze_1761 stockings. http://www.orbitals.com/self/history/stocking.pdf
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 27 Sep 2016

Penn's Treaty with the Indians, 1771-177

"Penn's Treaty with the Indians," Benjamin West, 1771-1772, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art via With Art Philadelphia.Benjamin West was a Pennsylvania born artist who specialized in historical scenes. He is perhaps most famous for his "Death...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 10 Sep 2016

Honest Ben, 1786

"Honest Ben," printed by C. Sheppard, 1786, Bodleian Library Broadside Collection. Today's entry in the sailor's farewell trope is a broadside ballad sang from the throat of a sailor heading gout to see. Ben shares a "parting glass" with his love Sue,...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 14 Aug 2016

Detail from "A Book of Drafts and Remarks," 1763

Detail from "A Book of Drafts and Remarks," Archibald Hamilton, 1763, National Maritime Museum. Found in Background to Discovery by Derek Howse, University of California Press, 1990, page 163.Special thanks to Tom Apple for pointing out this fascinating...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 28 Jul 2016

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