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The Gardener’s Labyrinth

I’m having this really neat synchronicity of research, writing and life right now, as I’m working on Chapter Three of my book, which is focused on Elizabethan horticulture. So I get up, water my garden, and then go upstairs into my study and...
From: streets of salem on 11 Aug 2020

January 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “For SPAIN, PORTUGAL, LONDON … The SHIP MARY.” Deciphering the copy in these advertisements may be difficult or even impossible, but the visual images remain...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jan 2020

January 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Valuable PLANTATION … THIRTY VALUABLE NEGROES.” John Rose and Alexander Rose, administrators of the estate “of the deceased Dr. WILLIAM ROSE,” turned...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jan 2020

November 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PRINTING-OFFICE, AT the Bible-in-Heart.” In the fall of 1769, William Evitt opened his own printing office, having “just purchased ALL that large and valuable...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Nov 2019

The fair in an uproar

With a large woodcut below the title and preceding the letterpress text: Madamoiselle Javellot is shown on stage flanked on either side by chandeliers wtih her performing dogs in costumes in front and a musician in the background, left, behind the curtain....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Jun 2019

A faithful representation of the trial ….

“A realistic view of the House receding in perspective to the Throne, above which is inset an oval bust portrait of Bartolomo Bergami, wearing a cluster of five decorations, see British Museum Satires no. 13810. Some figures and objects have numbers...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Jan 2019

Poetical address from the ladies of the the cabinet ministers

A lengthy risqué poem suggestive of the sexual prowess of Bartolomeo Pergami, a close companion of Queen Caroline (1768-1821) who accompanied her during her Mediterranean travels in The Regency period. A woodcut portrait at the top of the sheet...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Jan 2019

January 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (January 19, 1769). “For HOGS BRISTLES, Ready Money, and best Price, is given.” Relatively few advertisements in eighteenth-century newspapers featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jan 2019

Gender in Early Modern Anatomical Images

In 1719, the cousins of the Italian-trained wax modeller Guillaume Desnoües brought some of his anatomical waxworks to London. These were shown with the claim that they could be seen ‘without exciting the feeling of horror men usually have...
From: We-hang-out-a-lot-in-cemeteries on 13 Dec 2018

Depictions of women in woodcuts for criminal biographies

Throughout the early modern period little care was taken in presenting realistically identifiable women on the front of pamphlet literature, especially those pamphlets that depict female criminals. This is apparent in the ‘Life’ of Catherine...
From: We-hang-out-a-lot-in-cemeteries on 21 Nov 2018

Magna Britannia triumphans

Two poems, the first signed: Dr. Barbon. The first poem (left column) begins: “When glorious Anna’s happy reign began …” The second poem (beginning in lower portion of middle column) entitled “The te deum”: “To...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Nov 2018

October

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Postscript to the Pennsylvania Gazette (October 20, 1768).“The Sign of the Bell and Looking-glass.” Logos are ubiquitous in twenty-first century marketing campaigns,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Oct 2018

The funeral procession of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales

A panoramic view of the procession at head and foot, each group numbered with corresponding index at foot. Further vignettes of the ‘Procession from Leicester House’ and ‘Laying in State’ to left and right. Title: The funeral...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Sep 2018

“They have destroyed me”

A illustrated broadside printed on silk. With an image of a woman weeping at a tombstone enscribed with the words “Great Britain’s Queen, the injured Caroline. Around the border, following the title: Minister! go hang thyself in justice to...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Aug 2018

May 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle (May 16, 1768).“BURROWS DOWDNEY … MAKES and repairs all Kinds od Clocks and Watches.”   When it came to advertising, watch- and clockmaker...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 May 2018

December

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Gazette (December 17, 1767).“At the Sign of.” Magdalen Devine frequently placed advertisements in the Pennsylvania Gazette throughout 1767. Often a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Dec 2017

“Objet petit a”: More Senseshaper Woodcuts from the Void. Enjoy!

After a long period in which I let this blog grow fallow, you get two posts in one day! As I sat down to finish up my earlier post on Ficino and the material, mutual gaze, I realized that I have made some woodcuts since my last woodcut post that never...

July 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (July 27, 1767).“For sale at their Shop at the Sign of the BUCK and GLOVE.” It would have been difficult not to notice the woodcut that accompanied...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jul 2017

The history and lives of all the most notorious pirates and their crews

An abridgment and adaptation of ‘A general history of the robberies and murders of the most notorious pyrates’. Author: Johnson, Charles, active 1724-1731, author. Title: The history and lives of all the most notorious pirates...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 May 2017

March 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (March 5, 1767).“Quilted or plain Carrying Saddles.” “JOHN YOUNG, senior, SADLER,” operated a workshop “In Second-street, opposite...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Mar 2017

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