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John Johnson Collection: An Archive of Printed Ephemera

Digitized collection of printed ephemera (Bodleian Library in Oxford, England), documents various aspects of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Publication Details

  • Time-span 1700s - 1900s
  • Subscription Type SUBSCRIPTION
  • License Information Unlimited simultaneous users licensed.
  • Publisher ProQuest; Bodleian Library, Oxford University
  • Notes
    • Everyday British life
    • 18th- to 20th-Century Great Britain
    • Primary sources
  • Languages English
  • Description Consisting of rare archival materials that document everyday life in eighteenth- to twentieth-century Britain with full color, high-resolution images, the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera resides in the Bodleian Library of Oxford, England. This database of scanned items provides direct access to rare primary source materials--images and text--evidence of Britain’s cultural, social, industrial, and technological heritage. The collection of 65,000 items are arranged into five subject areas: crimes (murders and executions), advertising, book trade, nineteenth-century entertainment, and popular prints.