Broadside Ballads Online

from the Bodleian Libraries

Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1845 and 1859

Other printings:


Viewing: Firth b.26(247)

1st Ballad - Roud Number: 974

Title: Sheep skin and bees wax

First Line: Now I'm a going to sing to you

Themes:  Blackface minstrelsyMedicine

2nd Ballad - Roud Number: V6882

Title: The colours the ladies should wear

First Line: The Red, white, and blue is now flying

Themes:  MilitaryCrimean War, 1853-1856

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44C312: Political caricatures and satires
52BB3: Surprise, Wonder; 'Maraviglia' (Ripa)
46A632: Address, talk, lecture (~ meeting)
44B512: Lower House, Parliament, Chamber

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31D13: Adolescent, young woman, maiden
41D221(BONNET): Head-gear (with NAME)

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