T.F. Salter, hat maker, at the Gold Laced Hat and Fame

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Trade card of Thomas Frederick Salter, a milliner who ran several shops in London during the late eighteenth century and first half of the nineteenth century. The shopfront of his longest-standing premises at 47 Charing Cross is depicted at the bottom of the card, its windows full of hats in various styles, mostly men’s hats. At the top of the card a depiction of the process of hat making, showing a team of men working on different elements of the manufacturing process.

  • Creator: Salter, T. F. (Thomas Frederick), active 1814-1826.
  • Title: T.F. Salter, hat maker, at the Gold Laced Hat and Fame, 47 Charing Cross, London [graphic] : military & naval hats / Carpenter sculpt.
  • Publication: [London] : [T.F. Salter], [between 1793 and 1843]

Catalog Record

File 66 793 Sa176

Acquired November 2021

Maps and prints sold and fram’d for parlors

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A trade card advertising the services provided by the printseller and picture restorer Robert Hulton, whose shop was at on the corner of Pall Mall facing the Haymarket. A medley print with text in image on the left “Paintings, prints & Indian picktures [sic] carfully [sic] clean’d. mended and lined” and on the right “The following particulars made & sold very cheap by Rt. Hulton at the corner of Pallmall facing [the] Hay-markett, St. James’s, London.

  • Title: Maps and prints sold and fram’d for parlors, staircases and closets at reasonable rates [graphic] : merchants or other dealers in towne or country may be furnished whole sale or retaile at [the] lowest prizes.
  • Publication: [London] : [Robert Hulton], [not after 1743]

Catalog Record

File 66 743 M297

Acquired November 2021

Sir Jeffery Dunstan, Mayor of Garrat

front and back of metal coin

Obverse: In center, full-length portrait of Jeffery Dunstan facing right; legend inscription with Dunstan’s name and title as Mayor of Garrat. Reverse: In center, six lines of inscription with T. Hall’s address and date, the penulitimate line is much larger letters than the others and the legend inscription advertising Hall’s taxidermy services.

  • Title: Sir Jeffery Dunstan, Mayor of Garrat [realia].
  • Publication: [London] : [Thomas Hall], [1795]

Catalog Record

LWL Min. 151

Acquired March 2022

Benjamin & John Osgood carpenters

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A trade card illustrated with craftsmen engaged in the activities of their trade as carpenters and architects as well as furnishing funerals.

  • Title: Benjamin & John Osgood carpenters, at the Rising Sun by London Stone in Cannon Street [graphic] : perform all sorts of carpenters work; survey and measure land, and all kinds of work, & draw accurate plans &c. They also furnish funerals to any part of Grt. Britain &c. NB. A convenient house for publick or private funerals.
  • Publication: [London] : [Benjamin & John Osgood], [between 1811 and 1820?]

Catalog Record

File 66 811 B468

Acquired November 2021

Family grocery warehouse

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Trade card for the Dawbarn family grocery warehouse, situated in Aldermanbury, London. It shows a man wearing typical Chinese dress, sitting on boxes on the banks of a river. Behind him looms a large pagoda, and to his right a box, an urn, and a basket overflowing with goods.

  • Title: Family grocery warehouse. T. Dawbarn, 59, Aldermanbury, facing the Axe Inn [graphic] / Davies sc., 30 Goodge St.
  • Publication: [London] : [T. Dawbarn], [1816?]

Catalog Record

File 66 816 F198

Acquired November 2021

Peter Griffin, map & print-seller

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“Trade card of Peter Griffin, printseller, at Dial and Three Crowns, Next the Globe Tavern, Fleet Street, from the late Overtons; text on sheet at the centre with clock face and three crowns above; with various prints overlapping behind it, including maps, portraits, satires, and ornaments.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Le Clerc, active 1738-1775, printmaker.
  • Title: Peter Griffin, map & print-seller, at the Dial and Three Crowns, next the Globe Tavern, Fleet-Street; from the late Overtons [graphic] / le Clerc fec.
  • Publication: [London] : Sold by Peter Griffin, map & printseller at the Three Crowns & Dial, next the Globe Tavern, Fleet Street, 1747.

Catalog Record

File 66 747 G852

Acquired November 2021

All in one day, 4 £20,000, Octr. 5th

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Woodcut illustration of a hot air balloon with two flag-waving gentlemen seated in the basket. The flag to the left reads “No blanks”; the flag to the right, “All money.”

  • Title: All in one day, 4 £20,000, Octr. 5th … : a great variety of numbers are selling by Hazard & Co., the contractors, 93, Royal Exchange; 26 Cornhill; 324 Oxford-St., who sold three £20,000 last lottery.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [ca. 1825]

Catalog Record

File 66 825 Al416

Acquired September 2021

Packwood’s address, he’s not lesser, a perfumer than hair-dresser

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An advertisement in verse, with two columns of letterpress text beginning “With humblest deference we greet …”; wood-engraved illustration at top depicting two ladies trying on wigs both facing a bust with “Princes’ Royal” on plinth; an “Explanation” printed below in five lines; all within a typographic ornament border.

  • Author: Packwood, George.
  • Title: Packwood’s address, he’s not lesser, a perfumer than hair-dresser.
  • Publication: [London] : W. Bailey, printer […], [1788]

Catalog Record

File 66 788 P119

Acquired December 2021

New Rooms Hanover Square, the Concert of antient music

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A ticket issued by the Concert of Antient Music in 1812, for an event held at the Hanover Square Rooms in London. In the center, a bust in profile looking left, within oval lettered ‘New Rooms Hanover Square, The Concert of Antient Music‘ and surmounted by musical instruments; date ‘1812’ above.

  • Printmaker: Cooper, Robert, active 1795-1836, printmaker.
  • Title: New Rooms Hanover Square, the Concert of antient music [graphic] / Robt. Cooper scult.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], 1812.

Catalog Record

File 74 812 C778

Acquired February 2022

Collection of pictorial conundrum cards

collection of hand colored playing cardsA collection of pictorial conundrum cards from various unidentified sets of cards trimmed from larger sheets of etched images along with a single drawing signed “R. Ck.” suggesting it is his work on the largest set (incomplete) of 19 cards. The other four sets also incomplete are grouped by the similarity in style and letterforms. All cards contain a humorously named person with an image and a riddle. Presumably the sheet contained the answers to the riddles. Queen Victoria and Sir Edwin Eglinton (the Eglinton Tournament 1839) suggest the possible date of 1840.

  • Title: [Collection of pictorial conundrum cards] [graphic].
  • Production: [England], [between 1820 and 1840?]
  • Publication: [England] : [publisher not identified], [between 1820 and 1840?]

Catalog Record

724 820C

Acquired January 2021