08.23.06

The Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

Posted in Documentation, Links at 7:56 am by jtsblog

Here you go, this is a super website you have just got to check out.

This site has hundreds of 18th and 19th century political cartoons. One of the best features is using the “call number query” to just look a one year at a time and watch the clothing fashions change. The trick to the search feature is putting the year minus the leading 1 into the “call number query” box. So if you want to see all the pictures from 1780 just put in 780. Yes, I know you are saying “Wow, how intuitive!”

Probably the most interesting picture for me lately is THIS ONE. This print is dated 1772 but what is that hat?

You tell me what you think.

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