Online | Selling a world of goods – trade cards in Georgian London

Online | Selling a world of goods – trade cards in Georgian London

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
10 Nov 2021
  • Talks

Discover the world of shops in Georgian London through their representation on trade cards.

13:00 | Free but must be pre-booked, online via Zoom

Georgian London was full of shops offering a huge variety of goods from across the world. In this talk, Jon Stobart explores the rich visual representation of goods, people and places found in trade cards, and asks what this form of advertising can tell us about retailing during this period.

Jon Stobart is Professor of Social History at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has written about various aspects of retailing and consumption in eighteenth-century Britain, including the grocery and second-hand trade, advertising and the supply of country houses.

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