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Charles Peirce Collection of Social and Political Caricatures and Ballads

The Charles Peirce Collection of Social and Political Caricatures and Ballads originally consisted of a bound volume of 65 mounted prints of British and American origin dating from the years 1796-1807. The prints were disbound from their album, individually foldered and treated by AAS Conservation in 1992. The folders are not organized by date, place, subject or artist, but instead preserve the original order the prints appeared in the Charles Peirce album. Those of American origin have bibliographic records in the Catalogue of American Engravings [CAEP]. Prints of a British origin have their British Museum number listed which was supplied by the Catalogue of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum (AAS Call number: BIB Prints Brit C870). The box list of the entire collection, which also serves as an inventory, is fully illustrated.

Supplied in this inventory is the sheet size, title of print, publisher/artist information and year in addition to a brief description. Researchers interested in viewing additional British prints can consult the collection of European Political Prints where the British Museum prints are arranged chronologically. While thumbnail images and 150 dpi scans are available for every work, those interested in ordering higher quality reproductions may visit the Society's Rights and Reproductions page.

The Charles Peirce Collection of Social and Political Caricatures and Ballads was the gift of the heirs of Harold Peirce, February 1991.

- Introduction by Allison Stagg, 2009 recipient of a Jay and Deborah Last Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society

- Box list by Jaclyn Penny, Graphic Arts Assistant

 


An Edict from Saint Peter. [1805]; Akin, James (ca. 1773-1846).
Folder 8


An English, Set-too, or British-Tars clearing the deck of the Temeraire of French and Spaniards. [1805]; Argus delt &c; Pub,d Novr 1805 by C Knight and sold at No 7 Cornhill.
Folder 35

 

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image The box list of the entire collection, which also serves as an inventory, is fully illustrated.