Collection eighteenth century trade cards and bills, between 1737 and 1756

Album of 43 trade cards, of various formats, which have been used as receipts or invoices by the traders and have stab holes resulting from the pin they where put on by an accountant or secretary. A few trade cards are repeated, four are typographically printed, and the rest are engraved or etched. All trade cards and bills are addressed to Mrs. Forth and give a good idea of the expenses and needs of a fashionable household in mid 18th-century London.

  • CreatorForth, Mrs.
  • TitleCollection eighteenth century trade cards and bills, between 1737 and 1756.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 230

Acquired March 2017

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

Drawing taught by I. Minasi, in the style of F. Bartolozzi R.A

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Trade card for the Italian-born printmaker James Anthony Minasi (1776-1865), who was born in Calabria and became a Bartolozzi pupil after coming to England. Illustrated with an angelic winged putto concentratiing on a print book.

  • Printmaker: Bartolozzi, Francesco, 1727-1815, printmaker.
  • TitleDrawing taught by I. Minasi, in the style of F. Bartolozzi R.A., No. 13 Charles Street, Middlesex Hospital [graphic] / F. Bartolozzi fecit 1791.
  • Publication[London : James Minasi?, 1791]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 791a B28

Acquired October 2015

 

Bank Eating-House, No. 2, Throgmorton Street

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 An engraved trade card advertising “Bank Eating-House” in the City of London

  • PrintmakerEverard, printmaker.
  • TitleBank Eating-House, No. 2, Throgmorton Street [graphic] : Geo[rge] Barlow (waitor & succ[esso]r to the late Mr. Markins) respectfully acquaints his friends & the public in general, that he has taken the above house, and laid in, an assortment of the best wines, genuine-brandy, rum & c. &c. … / Everard sculp. Finsbury Terrace.
  • Published[London : George Barlow?, ca. 1793]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 793 Ev93

Acquired July 2013

Nathl. Channon carman

lwlpr29883_mLetterpress trade card framed within a decorative oval border.

  • AuthorChannon, Nathaniel.
  • TitleNathl. Channon carman : (son in law and successor to Mr. Millett, deceas’d) No. 8, Union-Mews, Union-Street, the top of Wells-Street, work done by waggons or carts in town … N.B. Coals and rubbish carted.
  • Published[London : Craft, Painter (sic) Wells-St., Oxford-St., ca. 1800?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 800 C458

Acquired July 2013

Samuel Child, boot & shoe-maker

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Letterpress trade card framed within a decorative oval border

  • AuthorChild, Samuel (Shoemaker)
  • TitleSamuel Child, boot & shoe-maker, No. 9, Fenchurch-Street : bespoke work in the newest taste … boots and shoes for exportation.
  • Published[London : [Samuel Child, ca. 1800?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 800 C536

Acquired July 2013

Riviere Knight pattern drawer

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  • PrintmakerWhitchurch, William, printmaker.
  • TitleRiviere Knight pattern drawer, No. 135 Cheapside, London … [graphic] / Whitchurch sculp., Bartholomew Lane.
  • Published[London : R. Knight, circa 179-?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 790 W581

Acquired January 2014