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Illustration of showman and crowd
The Showman (1820s)
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Steam-boat illustration
Steam-boat accident, 1825
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rom the wide range of subjects covered in our online broadsides, we've selected a few highlights in the following categories:

On each page you also have the option to view other broadsides on the same theme.

When you select a particular broadside, you will find:

  • an image (jpeg) of the original news-sheet
  • a full transcription of the text (in most cases)
  • a detailed commentary
  • a downloadable PDF (Portable Document Format) facsimile

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