Bulletin XXVII – twenty-two political posters, anti-war, anti-nuclear, feminism and black power
New Bulletin now available – including economics, extra-parliamentary activity in Germany and France, Patty Hearst and the SLA, a pro-Chartist broadside and a (timely) squatters movement xmas card
Bulletin XXIV arrives – mainly letters by some of the protagonists of some of the revolutions of 1848, including Kossuth and Louis Blanc. Also included are interesting documents relating to British volunteers for Garibaldi and a document for Italian political prisoners which attracted the attention of Mazzini. Click on the cover below to view
Bulletin XXIII – Politics is now available, with twenty items, mainly anarchism…
Another three months pass without posting! A new bulletin does arrive however, twenty-two items for Bulletin XXII, mainly ephemeral in nature. Click on the cover below for access…
We haven’t posted here for a long time, as nobody reads it, but will endeavour to post more regularly. A new bulletin is available, now up to number twenty-one, a short one with twenty recent acquisitions including mining disasters, shipwrecks, riots, demonstrations and gold printing – click on the cover below…
Happy new year to everyone
The first Bulletin of the year, on the first day of the year, is Bulletin XVIII, a collection of trade cards and tickets, illustrating the commercial and cultural life of mid-nineteenth century Glasgow.
Almost from the cradle to the grave, we find amongst others, trade cards for tailors, sail makers, shoe makers, boiler makers, taverns, cabinet makers, confectioners, lithographers, painters, paper hangers and undertakers.
Cultural pursuits include musical concerts, art exhibitions, soirees, educational classes, philosophy and art classes.
Glasgow was effectively the Second City of the Empire, with several industries at varying times employing large numbers of people, including the linen industry, locomotive manufacturing and of course shipbuilding (See Meighan, Glasgow – A History)
Some more philosophy, from a different source and slightly more modern, with a bit of economic ‘efficiency’ and a first of Bernays’ ‘Propaganda’ (early public relations)
Bulletin XIII – Recent Acquisitions is now available, more (antiquarian) philosophy and a bit of medicine
Bulletin XII is now available, thirty-two items, philosophy, with an emphasis on Plato
Bulletin VIII is now available – to view please click on the cover below. A short bulletin of ten items made up of membership cards and tickets, including a ticket to the coronation of George IV and a membership card of O’Connell’s Repeal Association.
We are hoping to have a new politics catalogue ready soon, as well as a cartes de visite catalogue