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The John Johnson Collection is a collection of printed ephemera, formed by John de Monins Johnson (1882-1956). There are in excess of 1million items and c.700 subject headings. The Collection documents Advertising; Art; Authors; Booktrade; Entertainment; Political, Religious, Social and Economic History; Printing; Private Presses; Transport and Travel. Further sections are kept by form: Bill Headings, Bookmarkers, Trade Cards, Valentines, etc. The Collection is retrospective and spans the years 1508 to 1939, with some ephemera of the 1940s and 1950s and a separate collection of post-1960 additions. The Collection is strongest in 19th and early 20th century ephemera, with significant holdings in the 18th century.
The original collection was assembled by John de Monins Johnson (1882-1956) who was inspired by his work as a papyrologist in Egypt to rescue Britain's immediate paper heritage. Johnson subsequently worked at the Oxford University Press, becoming Printer to the University from 1925 to 1946. The Collection was transferred to the Bodleian Library from OUP in 1968; since that time both old and modern ephemera have been added to it.
The John Johnson Collection contains a large sequence of prints relating to trades, from Laroon's Cries of London. Also digitised are chromolithographed Scraps of the same subject.
The sequences can be browsed in order by typing "trades" at the VADS advanced search page and ticking only John Johnson Collection Trades and Professions prints. The images will then appear in the same sequence as their physical arrangement in the boxes, i.e. grouped together in series. The Trades and Professions prints are preceded by the sequence of Scraps.
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For further catalogue records for items in the John Johnson Collection, and more digital images, see: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/johnson/
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