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Hill & Reform

This small orange coloured card, measuring 4½ x3 inches, proclaims "Reformers!!! Union is Strength". Within the central ornate frame "Hill & Reform" is printed while on either side two men support flags demanding "No Impressment No Flogging" and "Corporate & Church Reform". Along the bottom of the card more calls for far-reaching reforms - "No Monopolies", "Liberty of the Press" and "No Corn Laws".

Q I'm thinking the card is circa 1830s. Are the flag bearers in sailors uniform? Who is Hill? Does the colour orange signify an Irish connection? Can anyone help with any of these questions or help shed light on this piece of political ephemera?


Ephemera - minor transient documents of every day life