Independent Scholar Russell J. DeSimone will present an illustrated lecture complimenting the exhibit entitled Rhode Island Broadsides: A Collector’s Perspective. Using examples drawn from his private collection, Mr. DeSimone will discuss a diverse range of broadsides that date from the early 19th century through the start of the First World War. Topics will include murder, rebellion, politics, medicine, entertainment and poetry. Presented by the Newport Historical Society and the Redwood Library.
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