Margate in Maps and Pictures

compiled by Anthony Lee

Margate Prints: People

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CONTENTS:
1772-1849
1850-1890


Margate People: 1772 - 1849

Margate Macaroni 1772 | Margate History

The Margate Macaroni [1772]

Etching published by Matthew Darly, London, November 30, 1772

A perfect, well-travelled young Englishman of the 18th century who affected foreign customs and manners was called a "Macaroni" and Matthew Darly of the Strand, London published an album of caricatures in 1772, Macaronies, Characters, Caricatures &c designed by the greatest personages, artists &c. The etching of a Margate Macaroni shows an obese man with very short fat legs. In his right hand he holds an enormous cane which rests on the ground, in his left is a lorgnette (magnifying glass). He wears a looped macaroni club, a laced hat and coat, and a sword. Margate and other towns like Bath, the subject of another of the caricatures, already had the reputation of a rather plebeian watering place.

Lettsom | Margate History

John Coakley Lettsom [ca 1770]

John Coakley Lettsom [1744-1815], one of the founders of the Royal Seabathing Infirmary

Captain  Davis 1780 | Margate History

Captain Davis [1780]

A print of the Margate character Captain Davis. Under the print is a misquotation from Hamlet, reading in the original, "I am but mad north-northwest: when the wind is southerly / I know a hawk from a handsaw". Reporting Davis’s death, the Kentish Gazette [January 18, 1788] said ‘A few days since died in a hay-loft at Margate the person who has long wandered in an insane state in various parts of this county, by the name of Captain Davis. He went to rest at night apparently in health, but not being seen at his usual hour in the morning, and searching the place where he had slept for some time past, he was found quite dead. Eleven guineas, it is said, were in his pocket.’

Published by E. Harding of Fleet Street, London. [undated but probably ca 1780 since Davis died in 1788].

Tho Wicks cook on Duke of Kent 1817 | Margate History

Tho Wicks cook on Duke of Kent 1817 [1817]

Thos. Wicks, 71 yrs. of age, The Cook of the Duke of Kent Margate Packet, Captn. Brown Etched by G.M. Brighty, from the original sketch by G. Shepheard

Soft ground etching; dated faintly in image 1817.

R B Watts 1820 | Margate History

R. B. Watts [1820]

R. B. Watts. Founder of the Philanthropic Harmonists Institution. Author of the Steam Yacht Guide to Margate Etc. Dedicated to the Members of the above Institution by their obliged servant C. Dyer London June 1820

Daniel Jarvis 1826 | Margate History

Daniel Jarvis [1826]

Mezzotint, after John Jackson. Print made by William Ward. Original Picture in the Town Hall at Margate

Daniel Jarvis presentation 1828 | Margate History

Presentation to Daniel Jarvis [1828]

"The Directors of the Margate Pier and Harbour Company, desirous of providing a permanent record of the great and successful efforts which have been made during the last twenty years...have caused this Stone to be inscribed...."

Bellman Philpot Cruikshank 1831 | Margate History

Bellman Philpot [1831]

From "A humorous Poem". By the Author of “Brighton”. Illustrated by Nine Engravings on Wood, from designs by Robert Cruikshank. William Kidd, London, 1831

The Bellman - RC Osborne | Margate History

The Bellman [no date]

“Don’t laugh for I am going to Cry”. Published by R. C. Osborne, No 20 High Street, Margate.

Francis William Cobb 1847 | Margate History

Francis William Cobb [1847]

Taken from a Portrait of Francis William Cobb, Esquire Painted for the Inhabitants of Margate and placed in the Town Hall portrait by A. Ludiveco: Lithograph by W. L. Walton. [date from Canterbury Journal November 13, 1847]

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Margate People: 1850 - 1890

Simmondo 1865 | Margate History

Simmondo - performing in the concert room at Jollys [1865]

from "All about Margate and Herne Bay." [1865] W. Kent & Co.

Dr Chambers 1874 Pictorial World | Margate History

Dr Frederick Chambers [former Mayor of Margate] [1874]

Chambers was Mayor of Margate in 1870, 1871 and 1872.

from "The Pictorial World", 5 September, 1874.

Dr Rowe Pictorial World 1874 | Margate History

Dr Rowe [1874]

from "The Pictorial World", 5 September, 1874.

Talfourd Mayor Pictorial World 1874 | Margate History

T. Talfourd [Mayor of Margate] [1874]

from "The Pictorial World", 5 September, 1874.

Frederick Chambers 1877 | Margate History

Frederick Chambers [former Mayor of Margate] ) [1877]

Chambers was Mayor of Margate in 1870, 1871 and 1872.

from "Thanet Figaro" July 14 1877.

Simmondo 1865 | Margate History

Alf Bourne [performer on the sands] [1882]

from "Margate and Ramsgate. All about and round about them". By Chas. H. Ross “Judy” Office, London [1882]

Donkey Dick Judy 1882 | Margate History

Donkey Dick [1882]

from "Margate and Ramsgate. All about and round about them". By Chas. H. Ross “Judy” Office, London [1882]

Hodges Judy 1882 | Margate History

Captain Frederick Hodges [1882]

from "Margate and Ramsgate. All about and round about them". By Chas. H. Ross “Judy” Office, London [1882]

John Hurst Judy 1882 | Margate History

John Hurst [1882]

from "Margate and Ramsgate. All about and round about them". By Chas. H. Ross “Judy” Office, London [1882]

Mrs Knock Judy 1882 | Margate History

Mrs Knock [One of the Margate Bathing Women] [1882]

from "Margate and Ramsgate. All about and round about them". By Chas. H. Ross “Judy” Office, London [1882]

Old Jennie Judy 1882 | Margate History

Old Jennie [One of the Margate Bathing Women] [1882]

from "Margate and Ramsgate. All about and round about them". By Chas. H. Ross “Judy” Office, London [1882]

Old Jennie Judy 1882 | Margate History

Organ man [1882]

from "Margate and Ramsgate. All about and round about them". By Chas. H. Ross “Judy” Office, London [1882]

Richard Tappenden Judy town crier 1882 | Margate History

Richard Tappenden [Town crier] [1882]

from "Margate and Ramsgate. All about and round about them". By Chas. H. Ross “Judy” Office, London [1882]

Sergeant Shelbee Judy Policeman 1882 | Margate History

Sergeant Shelbee [Policeman] [1882]

from "Margate and Ramsgate. All about and round about them". By Chas. H. Ross “Judy” Office, London [1882]

Frederick Chambers Mayor  Judy 1882 | Margate History

Frederick Chambers [former Mayor] [1882]

Chambers was Mayor of Margate in 1870, 1871 and 1872.

from "Margate and Ramsgate. All about and round about them". By Chas. H. Ross “Judy” Office, London [1882]

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