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May 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 9, 1767).“Assortment of English and India GOODS, at his Shop at thr Sign of the BLACK-BOY.” Jonathan Russell ran a shop “at the Sign of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 May 2017

Dyeing to Be Cured

By Ashley Buchanan Slipped within Anna Maria Luisa’s recipe collection is a small bound pamphlet that instructs the user how to tint or dye white marble various colors. In just sixteen pages, the unknown author details the ingredients, processes,...
From: The Recipes Project on 13 Apr 2017

A forgotten chapter in natural history: the taxidermy of man

By Marieke Hendriksen Having written a book on eighteenth-century anatomical collections, I know a thing or two about historical techniques for preserving (parts of) the human body. As I am interested in natural history collections more generally, I also...
From: The Recipes Project on 9 Mar 2017

March 4

GUEST CURATOR: Samuel Birney What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 4, 1767).“Five Pounds Sterling Reward. RUN AWAY … NEGROE MAN, named DAVID.” This advertisement for a runaway...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Mar 2017

Anthropometamorphosis

=man transform’d: or, the artificiall changling historically presented, in the mad and cruell gallantry, foolish bravery, ridiculous beauty, filthy finenesse, and loathsome loveliness of most nations, fashioning and altering their bodies from the...
From: The 1640s Picturebook on 21 Feb 2017

Puritan Lady

Another unnamed portrait by an unnamed artist, this time in the Berwick Museum and Art Gallery. The canvas is dated 1638 and the title it’s been given says she’s a puritan. This was the catch all title for the collection of independent protestant...
From: The 1640s Picturebook on 10 Feb 2017

December 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (December 12, 1766).“RAN AWAY … NERO … many scars about his head.” Woodcuts frequently accompanied advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Dec 2016

Dame Filmer Bodies, c. 1630-1650 Reconstruction | Part Five: Finished Product & Afterthoughts

Filmer Bodies Part One: The Pattern & Materials Filmer Bodies Part Two: The Busk Filmer Bodies Part Three: The Stomacher Filmer Bodies Part Four: Constructing & Finishing Filmer Bodies Part Five: Finished Product & Afterthoughts After many...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 11 Dec 2016

Dame Filmer Bodies, c. 1630-1650 Reconstruction | Part Four: Constructing and Finishing the Bodies

Filmer Bodies Part One: The Pattern & Materials Filmer Bodies Part Two: The Busk Filmer Bodies Part Three: The Stomacher Filmer Bodies Part Four: Constructing & Finishing After completing the stomacher I proceeded to cut out the three (or, really,...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 10 Dec 2016

Tales from the archives: Green sickness, red plants

In September, The Recipes Project celebrated its fourth birthday. We now have over 470 posts in our archives and over 117 pages for readers to sift through. That’s a lot of material! (And thank you so much to our contributors for sharing such a...
From: The Recipes Project on 22 Nov 2016

The Bog Body Shop: a prehistory of personal grooming

By Jacqui Mulville How did ancient people alter the basic human form?  Without written records we rely on representations of humans in early art and on the remains of fleshed bodies, rather than dry bones, for information.  In NW Europe the...
From: The Recipes Project on 10 Nov 2016

Dame Filmer Bodies, c. 1630-1650 Reconstruction | Part Three: The Stomacher

Filmer Bodies Part One: The Pattern & Materials Filmer Bodies Part Two: The Busk Unlike my earlier effigy bodies reconstruction, the Dame Filmer bodies (along with many other mid-seventeenth-century examples) has one extra component: a stomacher....
From: Sarah A Bendall on 18 Sep 2016

Dame Filmer Bodies, c. 1630-1650 Reconstruction | Part Two:The Busk

Filmer Bodies Part One: The Pattern & Materials Filmer Bodies Part Two: The Busk The busk is one peculiar element of early modern dress that continues to fascinate me the more that I research it. Understandably, most people have never heard of a ‘busk’...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 2 Aug 2016

Dame Filmer Bodies, c. 1630-1650 Reconstruction | Part One: The Pattern & Materials

Bodies and Stomacher of Dame Elizabeth Filmer (front), c. 1630-1650. Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester. Filmer Bodies Part One: The Pattern & Materials Filmer Bodies Part Two: The Busk The second ‘bodies’...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 16 Jul 2016

Effigy Bodies: did they really belong to Elizabeth I? | Speculating about the appearance of Gloriana through Dress Reconstruction

After blogging about the process of reconstructing the earliest pair of surviving English bodies that were found on the 1603 effigy of Queen Elizabeth I at Westminster Abbey, one of the most frequent questions that I received was: do you think these...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 10 Jul 2016

Review: The Restoration of Nell Gwyn

On 18 Jauary I went to The Park Theatre in Finsbury Park to see Steve Trafford’s The Restoration of Nell Gwyn. The play focuses on the hours before Charles II’s death and we follow Nell (Elizabeth Mansfield) as she worries
From: Early Modern Medicine on 23 Mar 2016

Children of Wrath

New Book Published – ‘Children of Wrath: Possession, Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England’ – Anna French I have been meaning to (promising to) write a blog post on my recently published monograph, Children of Wrath: Possession,...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 9 Mar 2016

Elizabeth I Effigy Bodies Reconstruction | Part Five: The Finished Product & Afterthoughts

Effigy Bodies Part One: The Pattern & Materials Effigy Bodies Part Two: Cutting & Sewing Effigy Bodies Part Three: Boning & Binding Effigy Bodies Part Four: Eyelets & Lacing Effigy Bodies Part Five: The Finished Product Without further...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 8 Mar 2016

Elizabeth I Effigy Bodies Reconstruction | Part Four: Eyelets & Lacings

Effigy Bodies Part One: The Pattern & Materials Effigy Bodies Part Two: Cutting & Sewing Effigy Bodies Part Three: Boning & Binding Effigy Bodies Part Four: Eyelets & Lacing Effigy Bodies Part Five: The Finished Product The final step...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 1 Mar 2016

Elizabeth I Effigy Bodies Reconstruction | Part Three: Boning & Binding

Effigy Bodies Part One: The Pattern & Materials Effigy Bodies Part Two: Cutting & Sewing Effigy Bodies Part Three: Boning & Binding Effigy Bodies Part Four: Eyelets & Lacing Effigy Bodies Part Five: The Finished Product After the boning...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 23 Feb 2016

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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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.