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Happy Birthday, Martha! Paintings of Martha Washington made during her lifetime

1757 John Wollaston, Martha Dandridge Custis (Mrs George Washington)This is the biography of Martha Dandridge Custis Washington from the White House website:"I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else, there is certain bounds set for me...
From: 18th-century American Women on 2 Jun 2014

George Washington Seeks Greenhouse Advice From Magaret Carroll in Maryland

1790s Christian Gullager (1759-1826). George Washington (1732-1799).One of the most intriguing greenhouse stories involves Virginian George Washington & Margaret Tilghman Carroll  of Maryland.In her 1770 description of the gardens Charles Carroll...
From: 18th-century American Women on 28 Apr 2014

1700s American Women with books

.1730 John Smibert (American colonial era artist, 1688-1751) Sarah Middlecroft (Mrs Louis Boucher)During the 18th-century, more and more women learned to read.  I am not sure that all of these women could actually read, but I suspect that they could.1731...
From: 18th-century American Women on 22 Sep 2013

1700s American Mothers & Children by Charles Willson Peale 1741-1827

1790 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Sarah Cantwell Jones (Mrs. Robert Milligan) and Child.Unlike the mothers with children painted by his conemporary artist Ralph Earl in contemporary dress, most of Charles Willson Peale's mothers...
From: 18th-century American Women on 9 Aug 2013

Paintings of 18th-Century American Families

.1729 John Smibert (American colonial era artist, 1688-1751). The Bermuda GroupFamily portraits are rare in early 18th century British colonial America, perhaps because they were expensive & usually so large, that they required a sizable public...
From: 18th-century American Women on 23 Jun 2013

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If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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This is the basic structure:

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.