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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
John Carter Brown Library, 94 George Street, Providence
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.