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December 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PHILO’s Essex Almanack, For the Year 1770.” The December 5, 1769, edition of the Essex Gazette included two advertisements for almanacs. A brief notice announcing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Dec 2019

November 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Low’s Almanack, for 1770, is to be sold by the Printer hereof.” With a little over a month until the new year arrived, the number of advertisements for almanacs...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Nov 2019

November 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Meet at the King’s-Arms Tavern in Salem.” The King’s Arms Tavern in Salem was more than just a place for colonists to eat, drink, and socialize. It was...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Nov 2019

November 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (November 14, 1769). “The Last Solemn Scene, will be ready to be delivered to the Subscribers To-Morrow Noon.” Compared to many other American newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Nov 2019

Restoration and Renewal

I was going to show you a beautiful Federal house today, with sweeping views and lavish details (and Zuber & Cie wallpaper!), but that will have to wait for the weekend, as I want to acknowledge, and celebrate, the recognition that the #newpem is...
From: streets of salem on 7 Nov 2019

Two Amazing “Accessories”

All summer long I was obsessed with sheds—I wanted one, an old one of course, for my garden but never found the perfect one or the owner of the perfect one, except for the case of a southeastern New Hampshire shed whose owner would not sell to me...
From: streets of salem on 3 Nov 2019

October 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (October 31, 1769). “RAN-away … a Negro Man named Titus.” Titus was determined to make his escape from Thomas Jaques, the man who enslaved him....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Oct 2019

October 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (October 24, 1769). “All of the above BLANKS are … suited, in a particular Manner, for the County of Essex.” Colonial printers often used the pages...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Oct 2019

October 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (October 17, 1769). “JUST PUBLISHED … A Volume of Curious Papers.” A brief advertisement in the October 17, 1769, edition of the Essex Gazette (published...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Oct 2019

October 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (October 10, 1769). “Will be READ, A Ballad OPERA.” Advertisements in colonial newspapers reveal aspects of popular culture in colonial America, everything...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Oct 2019

A County in Crisis, 169

The twitter tagline for Hub History’s podcast on the Boston witch trials in the mid-seventeenth century was a bit on the edge for me: The Salem Witch Trials? So mainstream. Boston was hanging women for imaginary crimes BEFORE it was cool. Yet...
From: streets of salem on 7 Oct 2019

October 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (October 3, 1769). “A Likely Negro LAD.” Nathan Frazier’s advertisement for “a very good assortment of Fall and Winter GOODS” ran once...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Oct 2019

Salem Sensory Overload

An amazing weekend in Salem, for the city, objectively and collectively, and for me, personally. I’m writing at the end of a long day, which will be yesterday, during which I gave a morning presentation on the Remond Family of Salem, an African-American...
From: streets of salem on 30 Sep 2019

September 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (September 26, 1769). “A single article of which has not been imported since last year.” As summer turned to fall in 1769, Nathan Frazier of Andover placed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Sep 2019

September 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (September 19, 1769). “At the Sign of the Green Dragon.” When Henry Sanders opened a “House of Public Entertainment” in Marblehead, Massachusetts,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Sep 2019

Just One Remond Triumph in Salem

I’ve been collecting all sorts of information and anecdotes about the Remonds of Salem, an African-American family who are in the center of all sorts of movements and activities in mid-nineteenth-century Salem: they were zealous pursuers of the...
From: streets of salem on 15 Sep 2019

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (September 12, 1769). “GLOVES of our own Manufacture.” Throughout the colonies advertisers launched “Buy American” campaigns in the late 1760s....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 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

Losing our History? Two Years Later……Where are We with the PEM?

Two years ago tomorrow,  the temporary location of the Phillips Library of the Peabody Essex Museum shut down rather abruptly with a succinct notice of when it would be reopening but no reference to where. As the Library is the primary repository...
From: streets of salem on 30 Aug 2019

August 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (August 29, 1769). “He proposes to carry on Wig-making and Hair-Dressing.” Fashion helped to fuel the consumer revolution of the eighteenth century. Consumers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Aug 2019

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Notes on Post Tags Search

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.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

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

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

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.