The Shakespearian Advertiser

H. P. Boyce

The Shakespearian Advertiser

(Central Falls, Rhode Island, 1871)

Ruggles 456

Purchased on the Rudy L. Ruggles Rare Book Fund, 2006

A combination of commercial advertisements for merchants, located usually in Providence, R.I., alternating with cartoon drawings and appropriate quotes from Shakespeare’s plays. An excellent example of the prevalence of Shakespeare in nineteenth century popular American culture.

Acquisition Date: 
2006