Grocer Handbills Collection

The Grocer Handbills Collection held by Libraries NI date from the early to the mid-nineteenth century. Comprising 21 items in total, the handbills to be found in this collection were used by local tradesmen in Ballymoney to promote their businesses both locally and further afield and, as such, give some insight into the commercial/trade history of the area. The extant examples included in this selection were illustrated with woodcuts featuring a range of designs including several illustrations relating to the Crimean War (c. 1854-56). Other examples have sketches depicting places of scenic beauty and historical interest both in Ireland and England plus a few Chinese scenes of general interest relating loosely to tea production.

Strengths

The handbills are from local Ballymoney shops from the early part of the nineteenth century. They are of interest as historical artefacts as well as contributing to the trade/commerce history of Ballymoney.

Physical characteristics

21 items

Description or Catalogue

Itemised handlist.

Coverage

1800
1850
Subjects
Geographic Coverage
Languages
Material Types
Accrual
Accrual Policy
Closed
Accrual Method
Donation
Accrual Periodicity
Closed
Associated Collection
Added by Libraries NI | Last updated on: 05 April 2018