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What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (September 12, 1766).“James & Mathew Haslett … have set up their Factory at the Sign of the Buck and Glove.” Relatively few artisans or shopkeepers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Sep 2016

The flowing cann

In two columns with the title in a ribbon atop a woodcut below stanza one. Stanzas 2 and 3 below image. A sailor at a seaside tavern (Jack Ocum) dances with a young woman as he holds his tankard. The fiddle music is played by a man who stands beside a...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Jun 2016

A full and true account of the surprising trial…

The woodcut shows a man under the guillotine with the executioner’s hand on the rope ready to release the blade. Title: A full and true account of the surprising trial and condemnation of his most Christian Majesty Louis XVI … Publication: Norwich...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Jan 2016

A copy of verses humbly presented to the Right Worshipful the Mayor

Probably a Christmas poem. With a woodcut showing a watchman with his dog with buildings including a church behind Author: Bouch, Thomas. Title: A copy of verses humbly presented to the Right Worshipful the Mayor, the aldermen, and common-council-men,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Dec 2015

The bonny broom

A slip song. In this edition the woodcut shows a pastoral scene with a couple standing on the left beneath a tree and two dogs on the right. Title: The bonny broom : a song, new set to music. Publication: [King’s Lynn, England...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 31 Aug 2015

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

The dying speech and confession, life, character, and behaviour of the unfortunate malefactors

Report on the crimes and execution of Thomas Riley, Samuel Warner, John Davis, and William Chatwin.  Title: The dying speech and confession, life, character, and behaviour of the unfortunate malefactors executed this day before the debtors door,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Aug 2014

Catastrophe mundi, or, Merlin reviv’d

Horace Walpole’s copy with his shelfmark. Author: Learned pen. Title: Catastrophe mundi, or, Merlin reviv’d : in a discourse of prophecies & predictions, and their remarkable accomplishment. With Mr. Lilly’s hieroglyphicks...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 Mar 2014

How to Make a Woodcut: Senseshaper’s Process of De-Digitizing the Archives

Several months ago when I started making woodcuts and posting the results to Twitter and Facebook, some asked me to write a blog post explaining my process. I got sidetracked, first, by teaching myself how to make handmade rag paper and, second, by requests...

The First Cuts are the Deepest: Senseshaper’s (Zachary Fisher’s) First Months of Woodcutting

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Senseshaper's WoodcutsWhat started as a way to occupy myself as I grappled with whether or not I wanted to continue pursuing my PhD in Renaissance Literature from the University of Virginia has transformed into...

Making Woodcuts: Week One of a New Hobby

As those of you who follow me on Twitter or are friends with me on Facebook already know, a little over two weeks ago, I decided to try my hand at the art of woodcutting. While my own scholarly interests tend more towards literature, early modern science,...

Re-Membering the Penis in Early Modern English Woodcuts; Now with More NSFW GIF

Last week I received the following Tweet from scholar and #WoodcutWednesday fan Sjoerd Levelt:   I’m not sure how I attained a reputation to have expertise on the history of...

#WoodcutWednesday: “Buy U A Drank (Shawty Masquein’)” by T-Cramm (AKA Thomas Cranmer) ft. H-8 (AKA Henry VIII, AAKA Henry Tudor)

“Buy U A Drank (Shawty Masquein’)” by T-Cramm (ft. H-8) “Buy U A Drank (Shawty Masquein’)” by T-Cramm (ft. H-8) Shawty Masque (Yeah). T-Cramm. Damn. Shawty Masque. H-8. (Shawty). [H-8:] Ay, Ay, She masqueing. Ah, she...

“Vegetable Love”: Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress,” Herrick’s “The Vine,” and the Attraction of Plants

In his poem “To His Coy Mistress,” Andrew Marvell’s speaker begins by imagining a scenario in which he and his lover have all the time in the world to love one another without a fear of death. During the course of his musings, the lover makes an...

GIF-ing the Woodcut; Or, Early Modern Party Animals

Nearly everyone is familiar with the ubiquitous dorm room and man-cave wall hanging that is popularly known as “Dogs Playing Poker.” This series of sixteen predominantly card-playing canines, cigar advertisements from the early twentieth century,...

Ren Lyfe: Renaissance and Early Modern Fashion Geekery; or, Phillip Stubbes and John Rainolds Would Disapprove of my Fashion Sense

Than who is he that will take pleasure in vayne apparell, which if it be worne but a while will fall to ragges, and if it be not worne, will soone rotte or els be eaten with mothes. –Anatomie of Abuses. Phillip Stubbes. The past week I’ve been terribly...

Last dying speech…of the unfortunate malefactors

An account of the execution of nine criminals on 1 December 1785: James Nesbitt, John Isaacs, George Manning alias Francis Hill, Michael Smith, William Powley, William Vandeput, Daniel East, James Beaman, and Francis Storer. The description of the crimes...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 Jul 2013

Making hay while the sun shines...

Is this an example of making hay while the sun shines?  (Not the two workers, but the two at the back of the picture enjoying each other & the shade of the haystack.) The expression dates back many centuries, and has changed little in form....
From: 17th-century American Women on 25 Jun 2013

Rolling carts and wagons

Text in three columns below caption title and a large woodcut of one of Sharp’s horse-drawn vehicles. Author:  Sharp, James, of Leadenhall Street. Title: Rolling carts and waggons. Published: [London : s.n., ‡c 1773?] Catalog record File...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 May 2013

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