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Your search for posts with tags containing Umbrella found 11 posts

May 18

GUEST CURATOR:  Alex Ruston What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “UMBRILLOES.” This advertisement features an item that many of us probably take for granted in the twenty-first century.  Umbrellas first appeared...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 May 2022

Riding apparatus for timid horsemen

An older gentleman is on horseback strapped into a contraption that limits the horses movement (as such, it won’t move above a trot pace), limits any jolting movements and also provides shade and cover through the attachment of an umbrella. In the left...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 15 Jul 2021


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “UMBRILLOES.” A brief advertisement in the May 20, 1771, edition of the Boston-Gazette informed readers of “ALL Sorts of UMBRILLOS, made in the neatest Manner, and very cheap,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 May 2021

April 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “LOST … A GREEN SILK UMBRELLA.” An advertisement offering a reward for the return of a lost ‘GREEN SILK UMBRELLA” appeared in the April 18, 1770,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Apr 2020

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (June 12, 1769). “UMBRILLOES.” Oliver Greenleaf and Isaac Greenwood placed competing advertisements for “UMBRILLOES” in the June 12, 1769,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jun 2019

How to obtain a request

A social satire: a beggar wearing ragged clothes and leaning on a crutch hold his hat out towards a old, well-dressed woman as he says, “My angelic young lady! Heaven preserve your ladyship’s beautiful shape and countenance these thousand...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 26 Feb 2019

February 1

What was advertised in a colonial America newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (February 10, 1767).“A few light green silk umbrelloes.” In marketing his wares to potential customers, John Davies made many...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Feb 2017

Poor Mr. Bull in a pretty situation

“John Bull, a fat “cit”, is beset by descending water covered with the word ‘Tax’, many times repeated, in which dogs, cats, and pitchforks fall with violence. His eyes and spectacles are transfixed by a pitchfork inscribed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 Dec 2016

Mess. Kellys, whip and umbrella-makers to the Prince of Wales and Princess Royal

Handbill with a woodcut showing opened and closed umbrellas on either side of the royal coat of arms above title. Title: Mess. Kellys, whip and umbrella-makers to the Prince of Wales and Princess Royal, The King’s Arms, No. 139, near Somerset...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Jan 2015

Coryat’s Crudities – tourism 1611-style!

Thomas Coryat’s grandly titled book: Coryats crudities; hastily gobled vp in five moneths trauells in France, Sauoy, Italy, Rhetia co[m]monly called the Grisons country, Heluetia alia`s Switzerland, some parts of high Germany, and the Netherlands;...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 12 Nov 2014

A West India sportsman

A satire on the decadence of Englishmen in West Indies, published shortly after the successful passage of Wilberforce’s bill to abolish slavery. Printmaker: F., J., printmaker. Title: A West India sportsman : [graphic] / : Make haste with...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Oct 2014

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