John Johnson Collection: an Archive of Printed Ephemera
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Printed documents, including posters, handbills, broadsides, book and journal prospectuses, topographical prints, and more, relating to entertainment, the booktrade, prints, crimes, murders and executions, and advertising. These materials document everyday life in Britain in the 18th to 20th centuries.


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John Johnson Chadwyck

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Criminology, English - Nineteenth Century Literature, English - Restoration/Eighteenth Century Literature, History, History - Europe & the United Kingdom, Publishing, Visual Arts