Broadside Ballads Online

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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:


Devonport: Printed and Sold by Elias Keys. Sold by R. Stone, Exeter; A. Brown, General Dealer, 27, Bristol-Bridge, Bristol; And S. Reed, Newport, Monmouthshire


1st Ballad - Roud Number: 347

Title: Greenland fishery

First Line: In eighteen hundred and twenty-four

Themes:  Whaling

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: 12890

Title: Rosa May

First Line: Come darkies listen unto me

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsy

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
34B11: Dog
31D17: Old woman
34B12: Cat

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
33B32: Kicking
31AA2511(+81): Arm raised upward - AA - both arms or hands (+ male human being (not to be used where -A- is prescribed))
31B6(+925): Morphology of human expression (+ being frightened)
43A373: Clown
44G21: Night patrol
11K1: Human-shaped devil

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
26B: Rain
43C2121(+9): Horse-racing (+ accident (in sports, games, etc.))

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41C741(+1): Pipe ~ tobacco (+ taking (particular) foodstuffs: eating, drinking, smoking, chewing, etc.)
41A775: Wooden container: barrel, cask, bucket
32B342: Red Indians, American Indians
25G4(TOBACCO): Plants and herbs (with NAME)


Shelfmark: Harding B 11(1420)

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