Hare & Co., designers and engravers

A decorative handbill or trade card, divided in three compartments, all framed in a neo-Gothic border. In the center framed by three Gothic arches the word “Mechanical” is etched below images of three machines including a steam powered tractor and printing press; etched below is an advertisement for the firm Hare & Co., located in the Strand, London.

  • Author: Hare & Co.
  • Title: Hare & Co., designers and engravers on wood, patent agents, printers, electrotypists. 31 Essex Strand, London, W.C [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : [Hare & Co.], [ca. 1890]

Catalog Record

File 66 890 H274

Acquired September 2019

Thomas Martin, No. 44 Gracechurch Street

description belowA trade card for Thomas Martin, illustrated around the perimeter with tools of his trade including various kinds of knives and a fork, scissors, pocket books, belt buckles, and cocks. Also in three corners are images of a composer seated before type trays, a printer working at his press, and a weaver working his loom.

  • Creator: Martin, Thomas, active 1783-1795.
  • Title: Thomas Martin, No. 44 Gracechurch Street, London [graphic] : wholesale hardwareman, pocket book maker, printer & silk weaver … / Jones fecit, Crown Court near St. Anna Soho.
  • Publication: [London] : [Thomas Martin], [between 1783 and 1795?]

Catalog Record

File 66 783 M379

Acquired June 2019

Geo. Pulley Esqr., map & printseller at Rembrandt’s Head

description belowA medley print advertising the business of map and printseller George Pulley with portrait prints, caricatures, and satires overlaid on images of maps, some prints with identifiable titles (e.g. The contrast). According to the British Musuem online catalogue (September 2019) trade cards of the same design were used by Michael Jackson and Peter and Elizabeth Griffin.

  • Title: Geo. Pulley Esqr., map & printseller at Rembrandt’s Head in New Round Court, Strand, London [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : [Geo. Pulley], [mid-18th century]

Catalog Record

File 66 740 G347

Acquired June 2019

J. Southby, No. 8 Saville Place, Artist in fireworks

see description belowA trade card for a deal in naval equipment and fireworks decorated wtih various kinds of fireworks including Catherine wheels, flares or firecrackers, signal lights, quadrants, and other tools for sailors.

  • Title :J. Southby, No. 8 Saville Place, Lambeth Walk. Artist in fireworks, to the King’s patent & minor theatres [graphic] : The Royal Vauxhall Gardens. Crimson fire and every description of fireworks for exhibition or private amusement.
  • Publication :[London] : [J. Southey], [ca. 1800?]

Catalog Record 

File 66 800 J99

Acquired June 2019

Edwd. Orme, removed from Conduit Stt.

A trade card issued by Edward Orne announcing a change of address for his printselling, framing and stationery business from Conduit Stree to New Bond Street. The image show a cherub emerging from a break in a thick bank of clouds, as he holds a caducesus. On the right a bearded man in a cap and in a fur trimmed cloak reaches toward the cherub; the man has a snake at his feet. High in the center a bat flies toward the scene.

  • Creator: Orme, Edward, 1775-1848.
  • Title: Edwd. Orme, removed from Conduit Stt. to 59 New Bond Street, corner of Brook Street [graphic].
  • Publication: [London] : [Edwd. Orme], [ca. 1801]

Catalog Record

File 66 801 Ed25

Acquired June 2019

The penny Sunday chronicle

The penny Sunday chronicle newspaper

With three wood engravings entitled “Destructive fire in the Tower of London”, “Ruling the roast”, and “One of the thimble-rig gentry”, the last of which is signed with the initials of Charles Jameson Grant.
“No. 51”.

  • Title: The penny Sunday chronicle, people’s weekly advertizer : an original, comic, dramatic, and entertaining odd fellow’s miscellany.
  • Publication:[London]  : W. Vickers, Holywell Street, Strand, Sunday, November 14, 1841.

Catalog Record 

841.11.14.01++

Acquired March 2019

Partners in travelling at short notice

Partners in travelling at short notice. Detailed description below

A broadside advertising a coach service from No. 2 Bridge Street off Ludgate Hill to persons who wish to travel fast in a post-chaise and who need a partner in order to hire the carriage. No name or business is specified, the author of this lengthy advertisement explains that such a utilitarian service needs no introduction.

  • Title: Partners in travelling at short notice.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1770s]

Catalog Record

File 646 806 P273+

Acquired November 2018

At James Wheeleys Paper Hanging Warehouse

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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.

  • TitleAt James Wheeleys Paper Hanging Warehouse : wholesale retail & for exportation; at No. 25 Aldersgate Street London are manufactured & sold all sorts of emboss’d chints & common papers for rooms … [graphic].
  • Publication[London : James Wheeleys Paper Hanging Warehouse, ca. 1780?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 780 At862

Acquired November 2015

General Coach Offices, White Horse Inn

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Handbill that lists the routes and timings of departure for coaches operated in 1806 by Roberts, Thompson and Co., leaving London from the White Horse Inn, Fetter Lane and Cross Keys Inn, Wood Street, to a variety of destinations, including Chester, Cambridge, Canterbury, Edinburgh, Fakenham, Hull, Ipswich, Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich, Yarmouth, and York. With unidentified contemporary ms. notes from newspaper notices dated 27 September 1806, in ink

  • AuthorRoberts, Thompson, and Co.
  • TitleGeneral Coach Offices, White Horse Inn, Fetter Lane, and Cross Keys Inn, Wood Street, 2 doors from Cheapside, London.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed by Sabine & Son, Shoe Lane, [1806]

Catalog Record

File 646 806 R647

Acquired July 2015

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

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Handbill with a woodcut showing opened and closed umbrellas on either side of the royal coat of arms above title.

  • TitleMess. Kellys, whip and umbrella-makers to the Prince of Wales and Princess Royal, The King’s Arms, No. 139, near Somerset House, Strand, London.
  • Published[London : Mess. Kellys, ca. 1790]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 790 K29

Acquired July 2014