An account of the happy wedding

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An account of a marriage between a black man and a white servant in Bristol at the beginning of the 19th century. The handbill ostensibly supports the union but also perpetuates racial stereotypes and mocks the proceedings.

  • Title: An account of the happy wedding, that took place at St. Augustine‚Äôs Church, yesterday morning, Nov. 28 ; between a man of colour, well known as a shoeblack, on the quay, and a servant girl, living at a public-house, in that neighbourhood; being the sable bridegroom’s fifth wife!.
  • Publication: [Bristol] : H. Bonner, printer, No. 4, Narrow Wine-Street, Bristol, [approximately 1826]

Catalog Record

File 63 825 Ac172+

Acquired April 2023