Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:


Wilson, Printer, Bideford


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 2816

Title: The Rose of Ardee

First Line: When first to this country a stranger I came

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 4871

Title: Uncle Ned

First Line: I once knew a nigger and his name was Uncle Ned

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA231: Standing figure - AA - female human figure
31AA2522: Postures and gestures of arms and hands - AA - both arms or hands
31AA27321: Stumbling - AA - female human figure
41C7(+5): Drinks, stimulants, drugs (+ foodstuffs in other container, e.g.: barrel, can, cask, tin, etc.)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
43A373: Clown


Shelfmark: Firth b.26(484)

Notes:  Originally a sheet with Firth b.26(455), Firth b.26(471) and Firth b.26(479). On reverse, another ballad: The King, God bless him!

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