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View Resource The Lewis Walpole Library

The Lewis Walpole Library at Yale contains a myriad of materials, the majority of which are English caricatures and political satirical prints from the 17th to 19th centuries. The artists of these cheeky works include Woodward, Hogarth, Cruikshank, Bunbury, and Newton. The collection includes items from Walpole's personal library, such as the "Cries of London," trade cards, invitations, and...

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https://guides.library.yale.edu/lwlfind/digitalcollections
View Resource University of Tennessee: Tennessee Historical and Regional Collections

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has crafted dozens of high quality digital collections over the past fifteen years and this site dedicated to those collections dealing with the Volunteer State's history and culture is a real gem. Here, visitors can weave their way through collections of editorial cartoons by Charlie Daniel, noted Knoxville editor cartoonist, along with photographs of W.O....

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http://digital.lib.utk.edu/index.php?gid=4
View Resource British Library: In the Spotlight

The British Library is home to well over 200,000 playbills that "list entertainments at theatres, fairs, pleasure gardens, and other such venues," offering historians a glimpse into popular cultural events of yesteryear. This collection includes playbills dating from the 1730s to the 1950s and documents famous works alongside "[l]ess well-known and even forgotten plays." The British Library...

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https://www.libcrowds.com/collection/playbills