John Russell Bartlett Society Membership Night & Annual Meeting, with a Lecture by Russell DeSimone: “RI Broadsides: A Collector’s Perspective."

Thursday, March 28, 2013

5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Cost: Free

John Carter Brown Library, 94 George Street, Providence

Thu, 2013-03-28 17:30 - 19:30

Russell J. DeSimone will present an illustrated talk on collecting Rhode Island broadsides. With examples drawn from his own collection he will discuss a variety of broadside types issued over a 130 year period that spans the timeframe from the early Republic up to just after the First World War. Topics to be addressed are News & Information; Advertising; Murder & True Crime; Death, Disasters & Misery; Rebellion & War; Politics & Voting, Medicine & Quackery; Entertainment, Recreation & Excursions; Ballads & Poetry as well as Lotteries, Carrier’s Addresses and other types of broadsides.

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