Royal Minor Theatre. Jacob Twigg’s night

printed playbill

  • Author: Royal Minor Theatre (Manchester, England)
  • Title: Royal Minor Theatre. Jacob Twigg’s night. Mr. Hudspeth begs leave most respectfully to announce to his native townsmen, and the patrons of the Minor-Theatre in general that Monday evening, Dec. 14th 1829, is appointed for his first benefit … : The performance will commence with a burletta called Spanish jealousy, or, Like master like man … In the course of the evening the following entertainments. … Mr. England and Mr. Gale will perform Nieuwe! Nieuwe! Nieuwe Carpoie Coonahick Akeaughkaugitok Ahtowetah Ahtowetah consisting of the mode of Hunting War and Festival dance of the Huron Indians … After which will be performed for the first time these four years the highly interesting melo drama Gilderoy, or, The Catteran chief … The whole to conclude with the highly interesting and truly successful nautica drama of Black eyed Susan …
  • Publication: Manchester [England] : Printed by J.F. Boyer, No. 12, Market Place, [1829]

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File 767 P69B R888++

Acquired September 2023

A scene on the frontiers…

description below

A scene on the frontier of the United States: a Native American (left) is shown scalping a dead British soldier. Another British soldier who has already been scalped is shown on the left edge of the design. In the center a second Native American, from whose rifle hangs a sign “Reward for 16 … scalps” and in whose knife initials “G.R.” have been etched, is shown handing a scalp to an obese British soldier (right). The speech balloon above the soldier ‘s head reads: “Bring me the scalps and the King our master will reward you”; from his pocket a strip of paper “Secret service money”. In the background, Native Americans and British soldiers dance around a fire.

  • Printmaker: G. L. (Draughtsman of Port de Québec), printmaker.
  • Title: A scene on the frontiers as practiced by the humane British and their worthy allies! [graphic] / L.G.
  • Publication: [United States] : [publisher not identified], [ca. 1813]

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Acquired August 2021

The dance of the calumet of the sun


Depiction of the dance probably performed by the Illinois to strengthen peace between the tribes. The Calumet, a large pipe, was usually presented to the honoured guest. The tribe surrounds the circle in which two men dance with arrows above their heads; the circle includes arrangements of bows and arrows and tomahawks.

  • TitleThe dance of the calumet of the sun, or pipe of peace, performed on the most solemn occasions by the Indian nations in North America [graphic].
  • PublicationLondon : Pub. by T. Tegg, Jany. 21, 1809.

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Acquired July 2016