Spare Rib Finally, Sally, the Historypin Outreach Librarian for Leeds Libraries, brought along copies of the feminist journal Spare Rib.Here’s Sally on these inspiring pieces of political history: highlighted and protested issues previously un-touched by women’s magazines including sex, racism, eating disorders and women’s rights in foreign countries; along with passionate reader’s letters, culture reviews and listings.So, for those of you who were unable to make it, here is a brief run-through of the items we had out on show during the two sessions: Oliver Twiss Rhian, our Collections Manager, spoke about this fascinating 1830s edition of Dickens’ , an edition with, as it were, “a twist”: this copy is, in fact, a pirated, plagiarised and parodic version of that well-known text, adapted by one Thomas Peckett Prest for a working-class audience hungry for cultural forms suited to their tastes. The Political Sway Pole This political cartoon from the 1880 Parliamentary Election was introduced by Antony from our Local and Family History department.Depicting the five candidates for the Leeds seat, the cartoon forms part of a wider collection of over 200-similar images.Nick Garcia and Delilah Panagopoulos, both 13, are on a date — but not with each other.
more SAN ANTONIO — Centerpieces of paper flowers and battery-operated candle lights adorn the tables. Carly Rae Jepsen's “Call Me Maybe” plays from the front of the room.
Circus Playbill Just one from our large collection of Leeds theatre playbills and programmes, this particular selection, selected by Helen from our Local and Family History department, advertises the appearance in Leeds of a man made (even more) famous by The Beatles: Pablo Fanque.
The story of Pablo’s time in Leeds is told in several previous blog posts.
Riley, from Bradford, based his story of the young artist and photographer, Grace Holden, on the area around Guiseley.
Phil is a familiar figure in the local history community, where he gives regular talks on the Central Library’s Treasures collections; in particular, a Cistercian Missal that most likely belonged to the library at Kirkstall Abbey.