Paul Revere engraved billhead - Brigham described Revere as especially adept in engraving advertising cards and charges for many were entered in the Revere daybooks.  Joshua Brackett succeeded his mother in 1768 as proprietor of Cromwell’s Head Inn and kept the house for twenty-five years. The engraving shows a bust of Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) in military attire. The text on a ribbon scroll underneath reads, “O. Cromwell’s Head. School Street Boston.” The signature P. Revere Sc. appears below the image. Brackett’s name appears on a ribbon scroll decorated with grapes and leaves. The lower section has engraved text with lines for charges including Board, Lodging, Eating, Wine, Punch, Porter, Liquor, Horse-keeping, and Oats.  This example (one of two in the Society’s collections) is Mr. Willis’s bill. Paul Revere, Joshua Brackett, O. Cromwell’s Head. Engraved billhead, ca 1771, 15 x 9 cm. Revere Collection, Box 1, Folder 10. [See entire digitized collection here.]

The Amerian Antiquarian Society, 1812-2012 - A View at the Bicentennial
A Library So Rich in Material - Brigham, R.W.G. Vail, and Clifford Kenyon Shipton - 1927-1967