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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

December 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Stript Camblets     |     Knee Garters     |     Brass Ink Pots.” According to the advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Dec 2019

It all Centers on the House

I am recovering from my second bad cold of the year, and have spent much time over the past few days watching television just like I did during my summer sickness. At that time, I made the dreadful mistake of watching Netflix’s The Last...
From: streets of salem on 24 Oct 2019

September 6, 1769

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 6, 1769). “IMPORTED in the Mermaid … WHITE PLAINS, LONDON DUFFILS, and HEADED SHAGS.” A short editorial note appeared at the bottom...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Sep 2019

September 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (September 5, 1769). “BLANKS.” Like printers in other towns and cities in the colonies, Samuel Hall sought to generate revenue by taking advantage of his...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Sep 2019

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (August 10, 1769). “The following assortment of GOODS.” With the exception of the “POETS CORNER” in the upper left and the colophon running...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Aug 2019

Historical Habitation

A couple of months ago, I decided that this would be the Summer of The Secretary: I’ve been wanting to purchase an antique secretary for my front parlor for quite some time, and as “brown furniture” seems positioned for a revival after...
From: streets of salem on 25 Jul 2019

Hildegarde’s Gardening Book

The granddaughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hildegarde Hawthorne (Oskinson) followed in the family business and published a wide variety of works over her lifetime (1871-1952), including children’s books, travel books, poetry, and biographies. I posted...
From: streets of salem on 20 Jul 2019

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

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By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

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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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This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

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.