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Broadsides Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17


SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection is made up of broadsides on a variety of subjects for businesses in the Winchester and Frederick County area.(1 box) Last updated 02/14.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Broadsides have been a popular form of advertising and for the announcement of important events since the 16th Century in Britain and North America. A Broadside is usually a large sheet of paper with printing on only one side and is designed to be used and thrown away. The most famous American broadsides were printed by John Dunlop of Philadelphia, PA. On the evening of July 4, 1776, he printed 200 copies of the Declaration of Independence for distribution. Later that year, he published several broadsides announcing General George Washington’s victory at the Battle of Trenton.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: "Broadside" Wikipedia.

CITE AS: Broadsides Collection, 1304 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.



Advertising stallion, John Bull, available for stud service, March 26, 1892, broadside, printed (photocopy) THL

Advertising the Patent Bolting Machine, ND, 1 leaf, printed WFCHS

Advertising The Valley Agriculture Depot, opening on Loudoun Street, selling all kinds of agricultural implements and farming utensils, October 27, 1855, 1 leaf, printed THL

Sale of part of Waterloo Farm, September 18, 1852, 1 leaf, printed THL

"Wool Cording & Manufacturing," James Collinge, May 5, 1823 1 leaf, printed WFCHS

Wool Wanted, May 3, 1 leaf, printed WFCHS

"Diaries for 1872," James & Webb 1 leaf printed in three colors THL

Public Sale of Livestock – Joel Lupton, Administrator for Nathan Lupton, Deceased, 1 leaf printed WFCHS

"T.T. Wall" dealer in Books, stationery, etc. ND, 1 leaf printed WFCHS

"Grabill" Grading Machines," ND, 1 page printed WFCHS

Public Sale at the last residence of Mary Fiser…March 27, 1855, one leaf, printed (photocopy)

Public Sale at the Osborn house by James, David, and Nancy Hill……October 24, 1855, one leaf, printed (photocopy)