"(Parade of the) Horribles" (1851)

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 27 00:21:39 UTC 2011

Not to belabor the point, but I /did/ question it. I simply reported the
clipping date as it was listed in GB, followed by the "questioning".

Try "procession" instead of "parade"--it should generate a lot more hits.


On 1/26/2011 7:02 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
> ...
> The American Antiquarian Society holds the "Third annual parade of
> antique horribles, and jim jam convulsionist" and dates it "[between
> 1850 and 1859?]" (Victor gave an unquestioned date of 1850).
> ...
> At 1/26/2011 04:58 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>> ...
>> The year is actually unverified but it's sometime in the 1850s.
>> Readex does not appear to have it.
>> ...

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