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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

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ratteen, / Wiltons, / Sagathees, / Ducapes, / Lutestrings.” James King and Jacob Treadwell each advertised a variety of consumer goods in the June 1m 1770, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Jun 2020

Mr. Berry’s Portfolio

The pen-in-hand sketching architect is one of my favorite perspectives of Salem’s material landscape, and there were quite a few, from the 1870s on. Salem was an important design source, from the Centennial through the height of the Colonial Revival...
From: streets of salem on 19 May 2020

May 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Pencill’d China,” “Burnt Image China,” “Blue and white China.” Like many other colonial shopkeepers, George Ball published an extensive...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 May 2020

April 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “New Philadelphia FLOUR.” “New Philadelphia FLOUR.” John Head’s advertisements in the Boston Evening-Post and the Boston-Gazette demonstrate the relationship...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Apr 2020

April 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Horn combs, and ivory fine teeth’d ditto.” Nicholas Bogart sold an assortment of goods at his shop “In the Broad-Way” in New York.  He listed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Apr 2020

Appel à communications : « Le discours critique en Art et en Design – Pratiques et enjeux contemporains » (Saint-Étienne, 18-19 juin et 3 décembre 2020)

La critique se place au croisement de différents champs de connaissance et n’appartient à aucun. Si elle est une discipline, un domaine spécifique d’activité reconnu y compris sur le plan professionnel, le statut...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 26 Feb 2020

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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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.