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Boggis and Clark hair dressers

Text within banners surrounding central image, clockwise from upper right: Toupees; Wholesale & Retail; Cushion’s; Braids; Perfumery; Wigs Title: Boggis and Clark hair dressers, No. 16, Ivey Lane, Newgate Street, London [graphic] / Terry sculp.,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Jul 2022

18th century trade cards for London book sellers

For those readers who are familiar with All Things Georgian, you will more than likely know of my passion for trade cards and the tiny clues they offer about the lives their former owners. Today we’re going to take a look at just a few of the booker...
From: All Things Georgian on 4 Jun 2022

At the Academy, No. 8 Soho Square, London

Author: Soho Academy (London, England) Title: At the Academy, No. 8 Soho Square, London, young gentlemen are bearded & taught the English, French, Latin & Greek languages, writing, arithmetic, geography, book-keeping, and the mathematics, at...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Jan 2022

18th century perfumer’s trade cards

Advertising was just as important in the 18th and 19th centuries as it is today. In order to really promote your business it was essential to invest in both newspaper advertising and also to have a trade/ business card and unlike many today, 18th century...
From: All Things Georgian on 22 Nov 2021

Mrs. Edwards, Paragon, Black Heath

Date based on the February 1813 lease to Mrs. Rebecca Edwards of No. 12 ‘The Paragon’ Blackheath, which appears to have been acquired to open her school for ladies. Engraved throughout; with greek-key and hatchwork border. Text continues with itemized...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Aug 2021

Barbers and (the lack of!) Polite Advertising

Over the past few years, I have spent much time looking at ‘polite’ advertising in the 18th century. During this period, a whole range of retailers advertised their goods and services to appeal to ladies and gentlemen of taste. Without discussing...
From: DrAlun on 1 Apr 2021

Lotions, Potions and Pills – Druggist Trade Cards

We have looked at trade cards on a couple of previous occasions and it appears that many of our readers like them as much as we do. So, today we’re going to look at a specific trade – that of a druggist or chymist. Wellcome LibraryOur first...
From: All Things Georgian on 23 Oct 2018

18th-century business women – trade cards

We have looked at trade cards in a previous blog and if we’re honest this post is slightly self-indulgent as we’re fascinated by them. Today we thought that we would focus on the trade cards for those women who chose to run their own business...
From: All Things Georgian on 26 Jul 2018

April 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (April 7, 1768).“MARY SYMONDS, MILLENER, Is now removed from her late Shop.” The advertisement that Mary Symonds, a milliner, inserted in the April...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Apr 2018

Collection eighteenth century trade cards and bills, between 1737 and 1756

Album of 43 trade cards, of various formats, which have been used as receipts or invoices by the traders and have stab holes resulting from the pin they where put on by an accountant or secretary. A few trade cards are repeated, four are typographically...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Jun 2017

April 1

GUEST CURATOR: Shannon Dewar What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (April 10, 1767).“Wm Jackson at the Brazen Head.” Bang Bang: Bad Business in Boston! In reading this advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Apr 2017

Warehouses and Shopping in Georgian England

In recent years there has been a growing interest in the vibrant consumer culture of eighteenth-century Britain. Amanda Vickery has explored gendered consumption, and in particular the types of goods desired and bought by Georgian men and women. Jon Stobart,...
From: DrAlun on 8 Feb 2017

At James Wheeleys Paper Hanging Warehouse

A fashionable family looks at a roll of wallpaper that the shop clerk is displaying to them. The shop owner jestures to the elaborately decorated pattern on the roll. Another clerk behind the counter looks on as he rolls another bolt. Title: At...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Aug 2016

In Which the Materiality of Texts Shapes Research Methodologies

This week’s extended commentary post is scheduled to publish as a virtual text just as my panel, “Beyond the Book,” commences at the Early American Material Texts conference in Philadelphia. I will be speaking about “Eighteenth-Century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 May 2016

Drawing taught by I. Minasi, in the style of F. Bartolozzi R.A

Trade card for the Italian-born printmaker James Anthony Minasi (1776-1865), who was born in Calabria and became a Bartolozzi pupil after coming to England. Illustrated with an angelic winged putto concentratiing on a print book. Printmaker: Bartolozzi,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 31 Mar 2016

18th Century Stockings – how shocking!

 Courtesy of Lewis Walpole Library   We know from our research into the life of Grace Dalrymple Elliott, one of the fashion icons of her day, that she spent a considerable amount of money on clothes, hats and finery. Looking at some of her receipts...
From: All Things Georgian on 31 Mar 2015

18thc Mantua Maker Trade Cards

A recent posting of 18th Century Trade Cards on our Hive Facebook page, made me, yes, it made me spend a number of hours last night paging through a LOT of trade cards.  A few of them of special interest to many of us. The British Museum has...

Ladies Beavers and the Sign of the Female Ass
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Jan 2015

18th Century Trade Cards

  Courtesy of Lewis Walpole Library   Today we hand out business/trade cards like confetti, most being mass produced for a few pounds. With that in mind we thought it might be interesting to take a look at the same commodity in the Georgian...
From: All Things Georgian on 29 Jan 2015

Bank Eating-House, No. 2, Throgmorton Street

 An engraved trade card advertising “Bank Eating-House” in the City of London Printmaker: Everard, printmaker. Title: Bank Eating-House, No. 2, Throgmorton Street [graphic] : Geo[rge] Barlow (waitor & succ[esso]r to the late Mr....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Dec 2014

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