Just in time for Patriots Day here in Massachusetts, an eighteenth-century print shop has opened up in Boston: the Printing Office of Edes & Gill, located in the Clough House adjacent to the Old North Church in Boston’s North End. Named for the Revolutionary-era publishers of the Boston-Gazette and Country Journal, John Gill and Benjamin Edes, the print shop will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through mid-June and then every day for the summer. Pictured below are images of printed matter past and present, including Paul Revere’s masthead logo of Britannia with liberty staff and cap, freeing a bird from its cage.
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- William Blake's birthday #OTD in 1757: so influential in his time and after. This 1796 image, "Europe supported by Africa and America," never fails to inspire a great discussion among students whenever I'm teaching in this era. You could teach a whole class on this image; you could teach a whole COURSE on this image! #williamblake #abolition #allegoricalimagery
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