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July 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (July 17, 1769). “Almost every other Article common to a Shop, and too many to enumerate in an Advertisement.” Thomas Green inserted a lengthy advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jul 2019

Striking Fourths

No heavy lifting/posting for me this week, although I did want to offer up something celebratory for the Fourth, so I went through some of my digital files and favorite pictorial resources ( and the Magazine Rack at the Internet Archive)...
From: streets of salem on 3 Jul 2019

Sweeping through Beauport

Historic New England offers comprehensive “nooks and crannies” tours through several of its properties occasionally, and I was fortunate to go on one of these basement-to-attic-and-all-the-closets-in-between tours of Beauport, the rambling...
From: streets of salem on 29 Jun 2019

June 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Weekly News-Letter (June 29, 1769). “Any Branch of the Painting and Gilding Business.” George Kilcup’s advertisement in the June 29, 1769, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jun 2019

Traces of Half-Timbering

I was running along the ocean on Lynn Shore Drive when I became progressively 1) tired; and 2) bored so I stopped running and started walking, into the adjacent “Diamond District” of Lynn. Yes, I’m embarrassed to admit that, after a...
From: streets of salem on 16 Jun 2019

June 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina Gazette (June 1, 1769). “BREW-HOUSE.” John Calvert and Company placed a brief advertisement in the June 1, 1769, edition of the South-Carolina Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jun 2019

March 27

GUEST CURATOR: Sean Duda What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette [Green and Russell] (March 27, 1769).“TO BE SOLD BY Jolley Allen.” Jolley Allen, a merchant from London, had been selling...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Mar 2019

Historic Shops of Lisbon

My first and last purchases in Lisbon were books titled Historic Shops of Lisbon and Historical Shops in Lisbon and in between I tried to visit as many of the shops featured in these two books as possible: and then some. It was very clear to...
From: streets of salem on 22 Mar 2019

Really Rubbish Royal Relics

Sometimes, no all the time, I think that I’m devoting too much time to social media, but occasionally you find yourself in the middle of some very interesting exchanges. The other day a really funny thread about the sheer dreadfulness of English...
From: streets of salem on 20 Feb 2019

Appel à communication : « DEA – Design d’espace / Allestimento / Exhibition Design. Méthodes, enjeux, glissements conceptuels » (Paris, 13-14-15 juin 2019)

1ÈRE ÉDITION DU COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL 2019 DEA-DESIGN D’ESPACE ET ALLESTIMENTO   Design d’espace / Allestimento / Exhibition Design Méthodes, enjeux, glissements conceptuels 13-14-15...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 15 Feb 2019

“Salem” Houses, 20th-century Style

There are two deep rabbit holes around which I must tread very, very carefully, or hours will be lost instantly: the Biodiversity Heritage and Building Technology Heritage digital libraries housed at the Internet Archive. One leads me through a never-ending...
From: streets of salem on 13 Feb 2019

Allegorical Arrows

Historical imagery often contains symbols and emblems that we don’t understand:  we must learn to read them; whereas a contemporary audience could simply see them and understand the message within. I enjoy teasing out the meanings...
From: streets of salem on 19 Jan 2019

Reverence for Ruzicka

I’ve long admired the prints of Bohemian-born Rudolph Ruzicka (1883–1978), both pictures and fonts—both are characterized by the “optical ease” which he sought for all of his work. Ruzicka migrated to the United States as...
From: streets of salem on 5 Jan 2019

Victory New Year, 1919

All New Years are special as they embedded with thoughts of hopefulness and fresh starts, but I think the dawn of 1919 might have been particularly so: the themes of victory and peace following the Great War ring out in all the accounts of its celebration,...
From: streets of salem on 28 Dec 2018

Appel à communication : « Arts and Crafts aujourd’hui » (Saint-Etienne, 13-14 mars 2019)

Le mouvement Arts and Crafts se caractérise par une volonté de fusion de l’art et de l’artisanat et peut être considéré comme une source du design. Animé par des théoriciens, des artistes et...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 22 Dec 2018

Séminaire – « Teintures naturelles ou colorants de synthèse ? » Pratique de la couleur, entre sensible et théorique (9 janvier 2019)

Intérieur du bus parisien Agora, Vonnik Hertig Designer coloriste formée à l’EnsAD par Jacques Fillacier et Jean-Philippe Lenclos, pionniers des métiers de la couleur contemporains, Vonnik Hertig travaille 12 ans à...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 21 Dec 2018

Fadeaway Women

Since I discovered the earlier version (1883-1936) of Life magazine earlier this fall, I’ve been browsing through its content and covers: this Life 1.0 was a very different medium than its successor! I put together a portfolio...
From: streets of salem on 19 Dec 2018

December 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Just come to Hand, and to be sold by Glen and Gregory.” Connecticut Journal (December 16, 1768).As fall turned to winter in 1768, the partnership of Glen and Gregory...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Dec 2018

My Top Ten Books for 2018

I don’t believe that I’ve posted on books that I’ve read, or am reading, or want to read in quite some time: it seems like this whole past year has been consumed by the dislocation of our local history rather than more pleasurable...
From: streets of salem on 14 Dec 2018

December 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (December 1, 1768).“EUROPEAN GOODS” Two days after their advertisement for “A LARGE AND COMPLEAT ASSORTMENT OF EUROPEAN...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Dec 2018

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