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The Battle of the Roses

For this #salemsuffragesaturday, a look at the contest between Massachusetts suffragists and anti-suffragists at the turn of the last century, with particular reference to the Massachusetts suffrage referendum of 1915. Though Massachusetts had (and still...
From: streets of salem on 14 Mar 2020

Witness to the Massacre

This week is filled with events in commemoration of the Sestercentennial  (or Semiquincentennial?) of the Boston Massacre on March 5: the usual reenactment, and much more. For a full calendar check out this post on Boston 1775, one of my very favorite...
From: streets of salem on 3 Mar 2020

November

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the Boston-Gazette (November 20, 1769). “TO BE SOLD BY Harbottle Dorr …” Harbottle Dorr is not a household name today, but Dorr remains well known...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Nov 2019

Fridge List for Fall 2019

Kimberly Alexander Upcoming Talks for Fall 2019:Treasures Afoot: Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era andFashioning the New England FamilySeptember 9, 7:00pmWiggin Memorial Library and Stratham Historical Society, Stratham, NHFashioning the 18th...
From: SilkDamask on 21 Aug 2019

Leverett Family Petticoat Returns to Colonial Williamsburg

The Leverett family quilted petticoat, reproduced from a pattern created by pricking the design onto muslin, has been returned to the makers at the Margaret Hunter Shop, Milliners and Mantuamakers at Colonial Williamsburg. The pricking was in the...
From: SilkDamask on 27 May 2019

Guest Post: Caylin Carbonell, Does Size Really Matter? Searching for Early American Women in the Archives

Today’s guest post comes from Caylin Carbonell, PhD Candidate at the College of William and Mary. Her research interests include gender, family, and legal history in the colonial British Atlantic. Her dissertation looks at women’s everyday...
From: The Junto on 12 Mar 2019

A Baptismal Apron Embroidered by Mary Woodbury, c. 1735

I thought you might enjoy the story connected with this baptismal apron, c. 1735. Currently on view in Fashioning the New England Family at the Massachusetts Historical Society (10/2018-4/2019; www.masshist.org), it was embroidered by Mary Woodbury...
From: SilkDamask on 18 Nov 2018

A Quilted Silk Petticoat Bridges Past and Present

Looks can be deceiving.  Here, what at first glance seems to be a lovely eighteenth-century petticoat, is actually a brand-new reproduction, commissioned for an exciting new exhibit—“Fashioning the New England Family”—now...
From: SilkDamask on 8 Oct 2018

1918

I like to run through Salem’s larger cemeteries because I’m not the best runner so I really don’t want a (live) audience. Last weekend I did something to my back, so instead of jogging yesterday morning, I was walking around...
From: streets of salem on 27 Sep 2018

Priscilla Mullins Alden and the Search for a Dress in Pieces

Today’s #ColonialCouture post is by Kimberly Alexander, professor of museum studies and material culture at the University of New Hampshire and author of Treasures Afoot: Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018)....
From: The Junto on 19 Sep 2018

A Revolutionary Apothecary in Salem

Most of the students in my summer Research & Writing Seminar are pursuing local history topics related to the Revolutionary War and just after: conscription, taxation, the disruption to business, the involvement of African-Americans, Tories. This...
From: streets of salem on 10 Jun 2018

Two Refashioned Silk Dresses

Photograph by Laura Wulf @Massachusetts Historical SocietyExhibit Teaser: Two refashioned silk dresses will be featured in the forthcoming exhibition at the Massachusetts Historical Society (https://www.masshist.org) ‘Fashioning the New England...
From: SilkDamask on 28 Dec 2017

July

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (July 20, 1767). Courtesy Massachusetts Historical Society. View the advertisement and the rest of the newspaper via The Annotated Newspapers of Harbottle Dorr, Jr.“Just...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Jul 2017

Fashioning the New England Family, Massachusetts Historical Society

MassFashion: Fashioning the New England Family Massachusetts Historical Society October 2018 – March 2019 I am delighted to announce that I am serving as the Guest Curator for ‘Fashioning the New England Family’ which will be on view...
From: SilkDamask on 8 May 2017

Rachel Hartwell's Belle Époque Evening Dress

This frothy, feminine 1890s Belle Époque evening dress was worn by Rachel Hartwell (Pfeiffer). According to a family note, included with the dress, it was purchased with money she earned from teaching school. It is in the Hartwell Clark collection...
From: SilkDamask on 18 Dec 2016

A Pocketbook For Benjamin Stuart, 1763

This vibrant crewel pocketbook was made for Benjamin Stuart of Boston and is dated 1763. It is held in the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society (http://www.masshist.org). The pocketbook features a brightly hued pastoral view with vining...
From: SilkDamask on 20 Sep 2016

An Exceptional Embroidered Silk Waistcoat Worn by Lt. Gov. William Tailer, 1720s-1730s

Lieutenant Governor William Tailer’s Embroidered Silk Waistcoat (by 1730) As part of my research fellowship at the Massachussetts Historical Society, I spent time examining two waistcoats in the collection – one owned by Andrew Oliver and...
From: SilkDamask on 17 Aug 2016

A Victorian Favorite: Special Occasion Shoes by Viault-Este, Paris

Such pretties -- a wedding shoe and a dancing slipper of silk, satin, ribbons, lace, and leather, c. 1860. They were manufactured by Viault-Este, a prolific mid-19th century French shoe concern.  Note the wear marks on the footbed. They joined...
From: SilkDamask on 12 Aug 2016

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