Defining Gender (Adam Matthew)

Defining Gender, 1450-1910

Defining Gender, 1450-1910 is an Adam Matthew resource (available by subscription), which includes images from the John Johnson Collection in the Consumption and Leisure section.

Images have been selected from the areas of the Collection listed below. As there is some overlap with The John Johnson Collection: an archive of printed ephemera, we have indicated below where the images are on Defining Gender site only.

Discrete sections of the Collection were selected to fit in with the themes of the resource and this was not an attempt to provide access to whole sections of the John Johnson Collection.  The material is cross-searchable with other items from the Bodleian and British Libraries.

There is also an academic essay by Jeremy Black: Leisure 1650-1910; with special reference to material from the John Johnson Collecton of Printed Ephemera at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. 

Selected ephemera from the following sections of the Collection are on the Defining Gender site:

Actors and Actresses

Bill Headings (not on ProQuest)

Boxing (not on ProQuest)

Cinema (not on ProQuest)


Concerts: Royal Albert Hall only (not on ProQuest)

Dance Programmes (not on ProQuest)


Fairs and Festivals (not on ProQuest)

London Play Places

London Playbills

Magic and Mystery

Pageants (not on ProQuest)

Playbills, Saloons and Taverns (not on ProQuest)

Provincial Theatre

Seaside, Lakes and Spas (not on ProQuest)

Sport (not on ProQuest)

Tea and Coffee







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