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The Dilettanti Society, engraved by Tomkins after Sir Joshua Reynolds, late 1770s

The Dilettanti Society, engraved by Tomkins after Sir Joshua Reynolds, late

Historical Society of Pennsylvania by Tom Ipri, via Flickr

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, originally uploaded by Tom Ipri. For a while, I had been including Philadelphia’s historical markers in my pics of the day.

Leaving off Powder, or A Frugal Family Saving the Guinea

Leaving off Powder, or A Frugal Family saving the Guinea, published by Hannah Humphrey in 1795 by James Gillray

Company-Shocked when the lady gets up to ring the bell.  There are obviously characters here of well know personages. The Prince of Wales at the end of the table perhaps Wellington wigged? and Mrs Fitzherbert? or Princess Caroline? would love to know the rest more work is needed to translate the true meaning. It is most likely a secret meeting that cannot be witnessed -Gillray

Company-Shocked when the lady gets up to ring the bell. There are obviously characters here of famous people more work is needed to translate -Gillray

A hand-coloured print of a satire on Fox's attempt to force the East India Bill in the House of Lords in an attempt to limit government involvement in the East India Company. Charles James Fox and William Pitt are shown playing football with East

Thomas Rowlandson - Billy Lackbeard and Charley Blackbeard playing at Football.

A Doleful Disaster, or Miss Fubby Fatarmin's Wig Caught Fire  Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)  London: [Published] by Thomas Tegg, [1813].  Colored etching. 813.9.20.1  BMCat 12147    	Accidents such as this print depicts must not have been uncommon.

A Doleful Disaster, or Miss Fubby Fatarmin's Wig Caught Fire Thomas Rowlandson London: [Published] by Thomas Tegg, Colored etching. BMCat 12147 Accidents such as this print depicts must not have been uncommon.

William Heath (English 1795-1840) - The Press : 'The Man Wot's Got the Whip Hand of ‘Em All', 1829. Hand-coloured etching

William Heath (English - The Press: 'The Man Wot's Got the Whip Hand of ‘Em All', Hand-colored etching

De'Estaing at spa or the French Admiral in all his glory, engraved by Thomas Colley, 1780. Admiral seated and being served fricasse of frogs and soup meager.

De'Estaing at spa or the French Admiral in all his glory, engraved by Thomas Colley, Admiral seated and being served fricasse of frogs and soup meager.

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