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August 7

What weas advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Diapers for clouting, napkins and table cloths.” Throughout the summer of 1771, Bethune and Prince ran an advertisement for “IRISH LINNENS” in the Massachusetts Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Aug 2021

July 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Brown Sugars of various Qualities.” Like most advertisements that ran in eighteenth-century newspapers, Joseph Barrell’s notice in the July 22, 1771, edition of the Boston...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jul 2021

July 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “THE Printer of this Paper … GIVES THIS EARLY NOTICE.” Peter Timothy, printer of the South-Carolina Gazette, made it impossible for readers to ignore the notices that he ran...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jul 2021

June 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Choice Cyder Vinegar.” As summer approached in 1771, the number of advertisements in the Providence Gazette increased, due in part to the arrival of ships from England delivering...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jun 2021

Decorating the “Little Room”

Happy June! I’m going to transition into a summer of lighter fare here: houses, gardens, non-academic books, events with people! In my contrary fashion, I’m going to start this transition with a spooky short story: one of the spookiest and shortest...
From: streets of salem on 3 Jun 2021

Were French hood worn without veils?

Back in 2015, I wrote a blog post about the decision to depict the female characters in Wolf Hall wearing French hoods with gauze veils in a variety of colours (with their hair visible below). The new Channel 5 drama … Continue reading →
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 1 Jun 2021

Let’s Make Some Men’s Shoes

…for real. A couple years back we made a stab at developing a men’s historic footwear collection. We did a pump, a latchet shoe, and a boot all from around the 1780s-1810s. To be honest, none of the designs sold particularly well, but in hindsight...

March 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Writing Paper, Wafers, &c. Loaf Sugar, and Bohea Tea, Cinnamon, Nutmegs, &c.” When an advertisement announcing the “SALE of the late Mr. CORKER’S...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Mar 2021

February 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Brass candlesticks.” Joseph Russell and William Russell regularly placed advertisements in the Providence Gazette in the late 1760s and early 1770s.  Like many...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Feb 2021

January 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “SADLERY WARE.” Ornamental printing helped to make the final page of the supplement that accompanied the January 21, 1771, edition of the New-York Gazette and Weekly...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jan 2021

New Tool for Treating Mental Illness, ca. 1817

The NY Times recently reported on “A New Tool in Treating Mental Illness: Building Design.”1 Looking at a couple of mental health facilities in California, one recently completed and one still under construction, the article highlights some...
From: Darin Hayton on 8 Jan 2021

My Favorite Penguins

Happy New Year! And my very best wishes to all for a better year than last! I’m a little bleary-eyed, having worked very hard over the holidays on grading and my forthcoming book, which is due at the publisher on March 1. And I’ve got to prep...
From: streets of salem on 2 Jan 2021

The Mayflower Magazine

Happy Thanksgiving! Those of you who have followed the blog for a while know that I’m a big fan of graphic design and typography, especially from the earlier part of the last century. I love fonts from the entire era of print actually, and script...
From: streets of salem on 25 Nov 2020

Fair Ladies

Columbus is persona non grata these days, of course, but a hundred years ago and more his day was big in Salem and elsewhere, and the Columbian Exposition of 1893 was even bigger. The Essex Institute was charged with furnishing an entire room...
From: streets of salem on 21 Nov 2020

November 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ELIXIRS … PILLS … WATERS.” The partnership of Carne and Poinsett sold a variety of medicines and medical supplies at their shop on Elliott Street in Charleston. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Nov 2020

October 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “MRS. SWALLOW begs Leave to inform the Publick.” Newman Swallow and Mrs. Swallow, presumably husband and wife, both ran newspaper advertisements in late October and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Oct 2020

October 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The Medley of Goods Sold by G DUYCKINCK.” Few visual images adorned advertisements published in eighteenth-century newspapers.  Most of those that did appear...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Oct 2020

Home is Where Everything Is

I can’t get through the 2020 Year of Blogging on #SalemSuffrageSaturdays, historic houses, and the occasional book-inspired post alone: the most important place for everyone this year was the home, and so I need to show you more of mine to be true...
From: streets of salem on 20 Oct 2020

Sally Jacobs and A Midsummer Night’s Dream after 50 years

Alan Howard as Oberon and John Kane as Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream When you think of the Peter Brook production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, what springs to mind? Of course, an image of the famous white box set, perhaps with actors swinging...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 27 Aug 2020

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