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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

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 (MagazineArt.org and the Magazine Rack at the Internet Archive)...
From: streets of salem on 3 Jul 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

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

“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

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

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

November 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 29, 1768).“WEBB & DOUGHTY, HAVE JUST IMPORTED A LARGE AND COMPLEAT ASSORTMENT OF EUROPEAN GOODS.” As a result...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Nov 2018

November 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (November 25, 1768).“Broad cloths in|Best belladine sew-|Bellows’s Gimblets” The format of Samuel Broome and Company’s advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Nov 2018

Pilgrim Life

Life magazine was a different sort of periodical in its first incarnation, from 1883 to 1936, than after, when photographs characterized its style and substance. The earlier Life was all about illustration, and all the famous graphic artists...
From: streets of salem on 21 Nov 2018

August 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Connecticut Journal (August 5, 1768).“colours, Six quarter|London quality’s|common, Spike do” Although many eighteenth-century newspaper advertisements for consumer...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Aug 2018

July 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Weekly News-Letter (June 30, 1768).“Jolley Allen, At his Shop almost opposite the Heart and Crown, in Cornhill, Boston.” Almost without exception, shopkeeper...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jul 2018

June 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Weekly News-Letter (June 16, 1768).“A great Variety of Callicoes.” Even though he advertised many of the same goods as other merchants and shopkeepers who...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jun 2018

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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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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

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This is the basic structure:

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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.