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First Impressions: Newspaper Advertisements and Early Modern English Body Imaging, 1651-1750

Dawson, Mark


The article discusses early modern newspaper advertisements from publications of London, England dated from 1651-1750, focusing on how they represent popular notions of body images. The ideas of the four humors of blood, phlegm, yellow bile, and black bile representing personal characteristics is considered. A database of wanteds, or advertisements searching for people, is divided into groups including criminals, missing domestics, and military deserters. The author considers who was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of British Studies
DOI: 10.1086/658186


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