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Four naive watercolors depicting scenes…

Four sketches depicting scenes from accounts published in periodicals of the early 1820s, including The Mirror of Literature, Amusement and Instruction, volume I, 1822-23. The drawing ‘Janvier About to Kill the Indian Who had Relieved His Hunger’...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 Jul 2021

Count Ugolino and his children in the dungeon

A scene from Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ showing Count Ugolino della Gherardesca, Count of Donoratico (c. 1220-1289), an Italian nobleman, politician and naval commander and his sons and grandchildren imprisoned in a dungeon. After Reynolds....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Apr 2021

Rosichiero Glass

Sunset over Venice(click image to enlarge)The most famous glass recipe in Antonio Neri’s 1612 book, L'Arte Vetraria, is “#129 Transparent Red.” The reason for its notoriety is, of course, the pure gold used as a pigment. Gold-ruby,...
From: Conciatore on 29 Jul 2020

Early American Women Unmasked

A special edition of #ColonialCouture, a Junto roundtable on fashion as history in early American life.  Protective face coverings have emerged as a potent, multifaceted metaphor for the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite inconsistent examples set by elected...
From: The Junto on 5 May 2020

The Economic Authority of Cap-Français’ Marchandes de Couleur on the Eve of Haitian Independence

By Carrie Glenn Doit M. Dupuch & Ducasse à Mde. Poumaroux Pour le compte du general en chef —Savoir— 25₶ de morue 6.$.[1] For merchants in colonial Haiti, prospects appeared dire in the fall of 1803. Britain’s blockade...
From: Age of Revolutions on 6 Apr 2020

Bleus et noirs dans les Antilles françaises – Séminaire « Teintures naturelles ou colorants de synthèse ? Indigo » – 13 Novembre – INHA

Séminaire « Teintures naturelles ou colorants de synthèse ? Indigo » La culture de l’indigotier est l’une des premières à avoir été introduite par les colons européens dans le Nouveau...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 25 Oct 2019

An Array of Entrances

There were two very positive developments regarding Salem’s historical fabric this week: the city’s Cemetery Commission voted to close the Old Burying Point during October, thus shielding our oldest cemetery from its annual occupation by Halloween...
From: streets of salem on 12 Sep 2019

Rosichiero Glass

Sunset over Venice(click image to enlarge)The most famous glass recipe in Antonio Neri’s 1612 book, L'Arte Vetraria, is “#129 Transparent Red.” The reason for its notoriety is, of course, the pure gold used as a pigment. Gold-ruby,...
From: Conciatore on 26 Aug 2019

Desespoir des ennemis de la France….

A political cartoon with 42 bust caricatures of members of a conspiracy discovered by no. 1 “La Vigilance du Gouvernement Français”, a rooster or the Gallic cock, depicted at top center, holding “Correspondance de Mr. Draque –...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Apr 2019

[Studies of heads]

Artist: Gillray, James, 1756-1815, artist. Title: [Studies of heads] [art original] / Js. Gillray. Production: [England], [ca. 1795] Catalog Record  Drawings G41 no. 7 Box D120 Acquired June 2018
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Apr 2019

Rosichiero Glass

Sunset over Venice(click image to enlarge)The most famous glass recipe in Antonio Neri’s 1612 book, L'Arte Vetraria, is “#129 Transparent Red.” The reason for its notoriety is, of course, the pure gold used as a pigment. Gold-ruby,...
From: Conciatore on 19 Dec 2018

Guest Post: Julia de Recour, the Digital Archive, and the Histories of Atlantic Children of Color

Today’s Guest Post comes from Nathan H. Dize, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of French and Italian at Vanderbilt University.  He specializes in Haitian literature and history. His dissertation, currently entitled “Mortuary Poetics:...
From: The Junto on 28 Nov 2018

Free Communities of Color in the Revolutionary Caribbean

By Robert D. Taber and Charlton W. Yingling The tumult of the Age of Atlantic Revolutions provided new opportunities for people of color in the Caribbean, and recent scholarship has emphasized remarkable individuals who pursued their freedom and respectability...
From: Age of Revolutions on 22 Oct 2018

Considerations on Color

I teach what is commonly known as the “Scientific Revolution” in several of my courses, and I always endeavor to expose my students to the broad range of the “new science” in the seventeenth century as they tend to have a very...
From: streets of salem on 20 Sep 2018

Decolorizing Glass

The green tint from iron contaminationis neutralized by magenta from manganese.For Antonio Neri and his contemporary glassmakers, contaminants, especially metallic contaminants were the bane of producing a crystal clear product. Great care was taken to...
From: Conciatore on 8 Jun 2018

Advance Three Steps Backwards, 1779

Advance Three Steps Backwards, (Word of command the last War by Col._) or the Militia Heroes, published by Matthew Darly, 1779, American Antiquarian Society.Advance Three Steps Backwards, or the Militia Heroes, published by Matthew Darly, c.1779, British...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 29 May 2018

A dialogue upon colouring

Author: Piles, Roger de, 1635-1709. Title: A dialogue upon colouring : Translated from the original French of Monsieur du Pile [sic], printed at Paris : Necessary for all limners and painters / by Mr. Ozell. Published: London : Printed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 May 2018

Green(houses) in Salem

So I can show you the beautiful day after our third big snowstorm of March, and also anticipate St. Patrick’s Day coming up this weekend, I am showcasing a portfolio of some of Salem’s green houses today, all cast in snow. It’s a very...
From: streets of salem on 15 Mar 2018

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