With the current state of the economy, I’m guessing that many parents will be crafting homemade costumes for Halloween. So, the North Carolina Collection is doing its part to help those parents make “accurate” Blackbeard attire for their little pirates.
The image comes from the following pamphlet in the NC Collection: Black Beard, or, The Desperate Pirate and Captive Princess: A Melodramatic Entertainment, Founded on the History of the Buccaneers of America. London: Printed and published by J.L. Marks [between 1835 and 1857].