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A nautical impromptu

Satire with two naval officers (one of whom is the Duke of Clarence caricatured, with heavy jowl, protruding lips, and small slanting eye) abusing each other at table, observed by a civilian who winks and holds a finger to the side of his nose. The naval...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 May 2019

Winning the War with Eau de Cologne

By Jess Clark a part of the Perfumes Series In August 1914, Britain declared war on Germany. As many historians compellingly argue, the Great War was a point of major military, political, and socio-cultural disruption. This extended to commercial relationships...
From: The Recipes Project on 9 May 2019

Colonizing Condiments: A (Very) Short History of Ketchup

ByAmanda E. Herbert Today we imagine ketchup as the ultimate modern American food (and it is true that we like to put ketchup on…well, a lot of things).  But ketchup’s origins are found in Asia, and its adaptation into the thing that...
From: The Recipes Project on 18 Apr 2019

Britons to arms!

Title: Britons to arms! : among the various threats used by the tyrannical and insidious enemy, who is attempting our destruction and overthrow, the plunder of our country! is held out as the reward to the armies which are to invade us, …. But...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Apr 2019

Hudibras vanquish’d by Trulla

“Hudibras is sprawled on the ground with Trulla, a large country-woman, astride him fending off angry villagers, including a cobbler and a butcher, wielding clubs; to left, Ralpho is held by a man with a rope and another with a sword”–...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Apr 2019

Britannia’s support of the conspirators defeated

“The Prince of Wales …, sword in hand, gallantly protects Britannia against the attack of three conspirators: Pitt raises a headsman’s axe in both hands; Grafton, holding a conspirator’s lantern, is about to strike her with a...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 Mar 2019

The practicalities of wearing riding habits, and riding ‘en cavalier’

We’ve written about Georgian era riding habits in an earlier blog, but this time we’re looking at the practicalities of wearing one. Female equestrians in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuries were certainly hampered by their clothes, in...
From: All Things Georgian on 12 Mar 2019

Hudibras’s first adventure

Hudibras and Ralpho encounter a mob armed with sticks; in the foreground to right, a one-legged fiddler, a butcher and a dancing bear with his leader. On the left, a woman reaches out her arms. Printmaker: Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, printmaker....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Feb 2019

Regulations and Realities: Standardizing Diets in British Prisons

By Jess Clark I was recently in the British Library, and among the sources that came across my desk was a small, thin text published in 1902: Manual of Cooking & Baking for the Use of Prison Officers. Compiled by Britain’s Prison Commission...
From: The Recipes Project on 26 Feb 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

What a nice bit!

A large black woman, smiling in her sleep, lies in a bed surrounded by bedcurtains. She wears a cap and earrings, and her large breasts hang out over her nightclothes. A thin old, white man also in nightclothes and a night cap ogles her by the candlelight...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Jan 2019

The full moon in eclipse

An old man sits outdoors in an upholstered chair, looking through a telescope which is pointed up left to a black woman standing on a cliff with her dress pulled up and her large derrière bared. A dog sits by the man’s chair with a similar...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Jan 2019

Commemoration of the four great naval victories…

Plates engraved by F. Bartolozzi, I. Landseer, J. Parker, Geo. Noble, Lenney, and W. Bromley after paintings by R. Smirke, miniatures by John Smart, and after portraits by Ryder, Stow, and Worthington. Title: Commemoration of the four great naval...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Jan 2019

The Philadelphia Jewess

Fourteen young Tory ladies were selected by Major John André as the “foremost in youth, beauty and fashion” in Philadelphia to participate in the Meschianza in May of 1778, a tribute to retiring General William Howe. Among them was...
From: In the Words of Women on 15 Dec 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

Authentic account of all the fairs in England and Wales

Author: Owen, W. (William), -1793. Uniform Title: [Authentic account of all the fairs in England and Wales] Title: An authentic account published by the King’s authority, of all the fairs in England and Wales : as they have been settled...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Nov 2018

Bristol Trade in the 18th Century.

For list of trade goods see PDF here: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/Depts/History/bristolrecordsociety/publications/brs20.pdf
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Oct 2018

To the independent freeholders of the county of Hants

An advertisement for Sir William Heathcote and William Chute in the Hampshire election of 1790. Author: Lover of consistency and peace. Title: To the independent freeholders of the county of Hants. : How are the mighty fallen!!! … Published: [Southampton?...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Oct 2018

Fragmented Stories: Cloth from the Colonies in a 19th-Century Dress Diary

  Dear Junto readers, Thank you for joining us for two weeks of all-new scholarship tracing the historical patterns of #ColonialCouture! Read the whole roundtable here. Today’s #ColonialCouture finale post is by Kate Strasdin, senior lecturer...
From: The Junto on 21 Sep 2018

On Wednesdays We Wear Prints: Fashion Rules in the African Atlantic

Today’s #ColonialCouture post is by Bronwen Everill, lecturer in history at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University, and author of Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia, Cambridge Series in Imperial and Post-colonial Studies...
From: The Junto on 18 Sep 2018

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