Recently, I came across a broadside ballad entitled, What call have you Ned, published in 1805. The image below is from a copy of the broadside held at the The British Museum. As you can see, this copy features a hand-coloured etching.
I was reading Padhraig Higgins’ A Nation of Politicians: Gender Patriotism, and Political Culture in late Eighteenth-Century Ireland at the weekend. In his chapter on ‘Alehouse Politicians: the Culture of Print and the Political Nation’ Higgins discusses news proliferation and the common sight of hawkers on the streets of eighteenth century Continue reading Dublin in sketch and song