American Broadsides & Ephemera Before 1800

Lauren Hewes, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts and Vice President for Collections, discusses pre-1800 American broadsides and ephemera.

This video explores themes discussed in The News Media and the Making of America, 1730-1800, the 2021 NEH summer institute.

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Primary sources, listed in order of appearance
The following primary sources were discussed in this video.

Timestamp Thumbnail Access Title Item details
1:20 A poem, descriptive of the terrible fire, which made such shocking devastation in Boston... A poem, descriptive of the terrible fire, which made such shocking devastation in Boston ... AAS catalog record
1:28 I want all the scraps I can collect. I want all the scraps I can collect. AAS catalog record
1:32 Bulletin. Wall St. Bulletin. Wall St. AAS catalog record
1:39 Phillis's poem on the death of Mr. Whitefield. Phillis's poem on the death of Mr. Whitefield. AAS catalog record
1:50 Poems on various subjects, religious and moral Poems on various subjects, religious and moral. By Phillis Wheatley AAS catalog record
2:16 A Monumental inscription on the fifth of March A Monumental inscription on the fifth of March. Together with a few lines on the enlargement of Ebenezer Richardson, convicted of murder. AAS catalog record
2:40 Charlestown, April 27, 1769. To be sold, on Wednesday Charlestown, April 27, 1769. To be sold, on Wednesday the tenth day of May next, a choice cargo of two hundred & fifty Negroes... AAS catalog record
3:09 Charts published and sold by William Norman AAS catalog record
3:34 Agte Lannuier distiller and confectioner. AAS catalog record
3:40 Zacharie Coopman & Co. Merch'ts Baltimore. AAS catalog record
3:50 Imported from London and sold by Jane Eustis, at her shop near the Town-House Boston. Imported from London and sold by Jane Eustis, at her shop near the Town-House Boston. AAS catalog record
4:15 To be sold by Joseph Webb To be sold by Joseph Webb at his store near Olivers Dock Boston. AAS catalog record
4:25 Ebenezer Larkin at his book & stationary store, no. 47 Cornhill Boston. Ebenezer Larkin at his book & stationary store, no. 47 Cornhill Boston. AAS catalog record

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