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Packing up!!!

“In a room filled with bales, chests, and plunder the Conyngham family prepare to depart. Lord Conyngham (left), in shirt-sleeves but elegant, tugs at the cord of an enormous bundle. Lady Conyngham struggles with the lock of a treasure-chest, saying,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Feb 2022

November 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “THOMAS SHIELDS … at the Golden Cup and Crown.” When Thomas Shields, a goldsmith, advertised his services in the October 31, 1771, edition of the Pennsylvania Gazette,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Nov 2021

The old bachelor’s thermometer

The image at top shows an old man sitting in an armchair on the right, his gouty foot resting on a footstool, a crutch seen leaning against a stool beside him. He looks up at a younger woman on the left, who wears a bonnet and apron and is looking down...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 Oct 2021

This Week on Dispatches: Chris Coelho on Timothy Matlack, Scribe of the Declaration of Independence

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews author Chris Coelho on the life and influence of Timothy Matlack, famed for being the scribe... The post This Week on Dispatches: Chris Coelho on Timothy Matlack, Scribe of the Declaration of...

Monsieur Garnerin and his maiden balloon flight in England

I came across a story to share with you from the Star, 29 June 1802 which described Monsieur Garnerin’s first flight in England ,although I had read that his first flight didn’t take place until 21 September 1802, but perhaps it was, that on that...
From: All Things Georgian on 30 Jun 2021

This Week on Dispatches: Robert N. Fanelli on Cosmo Gordon of the Brigade of Guards

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews founding member of the Washington Crossing Revolutionary War Round Table and JAR contributor Robert N. Fanelli... The post This Week on Dispatches: Robert N. Fanelli on Cosmo Gordon of the Brigade...

A Fatal Dispute Among the Guards

The British evacuation of Philadelphia had been under way for several days. Given the honor to be among the last units to leave, the... The post A Fatal Dispute Among the Guards appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Edward Beetham, washing machine inventor

Having previously taken a look at clothes washing in the 18th century in ‘Washday Blues‘, I thought it was worth taking a closer look at Edward Beetham, who invented a washing machine. Washing machines have, in one form or another been around...
From: All Things Georgian on 27 Jan 2021

December 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Hopes he may meet with Encouragement from those who are Well-wishers to the MANUFACTURES of THIS Province.” For several years in the 1760s and 1770s, silversmith...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Dec 2020

Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Experience of Revolution

Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Experience of Revolution by Donald F. Johnson (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020) Several cities in Revolutionary... The post Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Experience...

Fabergé and Purpurine

 Fabergé c.1900. Purpurine cherries,nephrite leaves, gold stalk, rock crystal pot.Peter Carl Fabergé is known the world over for producing elaborate jeweled fantasy eggs for the Russian royal family in the late nineteenth and early...
From: Conciatore on 9 Nov 2020

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