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The Wenceslaus Hollar Digital Collection

Abstract: 
This digital collection features over 2500 of the prints of Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677), a great master of the art of etching. The lion’s share of Hollar’s work was produced in and about his adopted England, but his artistic interest was broad ranging and the site also includes religious and historical prints, maps, portraits, costumes, and natural history.

Technical information, including details on the image capture process, can be found on the collection's about page.

Early Modern London Theatres (EMLoT)

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A resource that examines pre-1642 documents related to professional performance in purpose-built theatres and other permanent structures in the London area, and how these documents have been used in the proceeding four centuries.

REED's Early Modern London Theatres (EMLoT) is a research database and educational resource that lets you see what direct use has been made, over the last four centuries, of pre-1642 documents related to professional performance in purpose-built theatres and other permanent structures in the London area. It is not a comprehensive collection of those pre-1642 documents; rather, it charts the copies (or ‘transcriptions’) which were subsequently made of them.

The Juba Project: Early Blackface Minstrelsy in Britain, 1842-1852

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Named after early minstrelsy's most famous and most unusual early practitioner, the Juba Project includes a collection of historical texts, images, songs, and contemporary responses, all related to minstrelsy.

White performers in blackface make-up were performing in supposed imitation of American slave culture long before 1842. But in that year these entertainers began appearing together as groups in stand-alone entertainments, minstrel shows. Originating in the north-eastern United States, they almost immediately traveled to Britain, where they were particularly popular.

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