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Zaffer

Antique Apothecary jars,cobalt blue glass.As best as I can remember, the first time that I really noticed glass was at four or five years old, at my grandmother's house in Queens, New York. The sunlight filtering through a low window caught my eye with...
From: Conciatore on 8 Jul 2020

July 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “At the sign of the Scythe, Sickle and Brand-iron.” Samuel Wheeler, a cutler, advised prospective clients that he “undertakes any kind of iron work that any...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Jul 2020

How “The Godfather” Shaped Perceptions of Italian American Culture

By Angelo Calfo The Godfather part I, originally a novel by Mario Puzo, is a historic film. From the character development to the revolutionary cinematography, the entire film is a masterpiece. Before movie’s release, Italians were only depicted...

Aggressive-Minded Gamblers: Washington, Howe, and the Days Between Battles, September 12–16, 1777

On Tuesday afternoon, September 16, 1777—five days after the Battle of Brandywine—George Washington and most of his 11,000-member Continental army stood atop the South... The post Aggressive-Minded Gamblers: Washington, Howe, and the Days...

February 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “To be Sold at the GOLDEN EAGLE.” An advertisement in the February 24, 1770, edition of the Providence Gazette advised readers of “CHOICE FRESH LEMMONS To be Sold...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Feb 2020

The Legends of Sandy Flash Drive

The Philadelphia Inquirer just published an article about how two roads in the region—in areas where I’ve traveled, in fact—are named after a Revolutionary turncoat and highwayman. This circumstance raises interesting questions about...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Jan 2020

Zaffer

Antique Apothecary jars,cobalt blue glass.As best as I can remember, the first time that I really noticed glass was at four or five years old, at my grandmother's house in Queens, New York. The sunlight filtering through a low window caught my eye with...
From: Conciatore on 11 Sep 2019

September 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (September 7, 1769). “At the Sign of the Boot and Shoe.” In an advertisement that ran in the September 7, 1769, edition of the Pennsylvania Gazette,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Sep 2019

Making Musk Julep: Sugar Coating a Bitter Medicine

By Susan Brandt Popular eighteenth-century pharmacopoeias often included animal-based substances such as musk, which might seem nauseating to the modern palate. In The New Dispensatory Containing the Theory and Practice of Pharmacy (London, 1753),...
From: The Recipes Project on 16 Jul 2019

Benedict Arnold and James Wemyss: Similar Experiences Contrasting Legacies

Often, a person’s legacy is defined by decisions made at pivotal moments rather than a lifetime of previous accomplishments. The is especially true for... The post Benedict Arnold and James Wemyss: Similar Experiences Contrasting Legacies appeared...

Operations of the Queen’s Rangers: Foraging in New Jersey, February–March 1778

“Of the forty or more battalions of Loyalists, which enlisted in the service of the Crown during the Revolutionary war, none has been so... The post Operations of the Queen’s Rangers: Foraging in New Jersey, February–March 1778 appeared...

Barbara Golde and the Duchess of Suffolk: the Sermons of Hugh Latimer (1549)

  The Folger Library copy of the sermons of Hugh Latimer printed in 1549 (STC 15270.5; bound with 15274) bears traces of women’s book patronage and ownership: Katherine Willoughby Brandon, the Duchess (dowager) of Suffolk (1519-80) sponsored...

Brandywine Weekend

I am just back from a long weekend spent in the Brandywine Valley spanning the border of Pennsylvania and Delaware. A few friends and I drove down principally to visit Winterthur, but I think we were blindsided by all the attractions of this beautiful...
From: streets of salem on 30 Apr 2019

This Week on Dispatches: Matthew Moss on the Ferguson Breech-Loading Rifle

In this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews British historian Matthew Moss and the story of Major Patrick Ferguson and the first breech-loading rifle adopted... The post This Week on Dispatches: Matthew Moss on the Ferguson Breech-Loading...

March 1

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (March 1, 1769). “He is branded on the breast IW in small letters.” In this particular advertisement for a runaway slave,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Mar 2019

Zaffer

Antique Apothecary jars,cobalt blue glass.As best as I can remember, the first time that I really noticed glass was at four or five years old, at my grandmother's house in Queens, New York. The sunlight filtering through a low window caught my eye with...
From: Conciatore on 2 Jan 2019

December 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (December 29, 1768). “A VERY large, neat and general assortment of looking-glasses.” The copy they composed for their advertisements did not much...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Dec 2018

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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.