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Online Archives Unlocked: What’s in it for Crime Historians?

By Cassie Watson; posted 13 June 2020. At a time when none of us can go to any archive, I decided to investigate the online contents of collections made temporarily available to university staff and students during the Covid-19 pandemic. I also purchased...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 13 Jun 2020

June 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The Coach-Making Business in all its Branches is carried on as usual.” Adino Paddock, a coachmaker in Boston, regularly placed newspaper advertisements in the late...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jun 2020

Henry Hetherington Exposes Police Brutality in 1831

By Stephen Basdeo I’m starting a new series on this site: ‘Henry Hetherington Reports’. I recently got hold, very cheaply, four volumes of Hetherington’s Poor Man’s Guardian and I was struck at how many instances of police...

Mrs. Gibney did not have to rise to the Occasion

In the first few months of 1918, the Boston-area newspapers all carried a story about a local Salem family, the Gibneys of Oak Street, who had received a letter from President Woodrow Wilson thanking them for the service of their four eldest sons. All...
From: streets of salem on 2 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

Sarah’s Spectacles

In my mission to ferret out lesser-known Salem women for my #salemsuffragesaturday posts I seem to be focusing on quite a few unmarried women, but they are not your typical “maiden aunts” known only to their families: some public activity...
From: streets of salem on 25 Apr 2020

It was Her Shop

Looking through classified advertisements in eighteenth-century Salem newspapers is one of my favorite pastimes: I can’t think of a better way to gain insights into the public lives of people at that time, though their private lives are,...
From: streets of salem on 18 Apr 2020

Isabella Byron: the ale-drinking, toyboy-chasing 18th-century countess

NEW VIDEO UP! Meet the irresistible Isabella Byron – ale drinker, poet, toyboy chaser & strategic swooner extraordinaire Travelled Europe with a conman Spent her 50s dancing in moonlit French meadows Addicted to love #HouseOfByron...
From: The History of Love on 12 Apr 2020

April 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A small Assortment of English Goods.” The partnership of Smith and Atkinson placed an advertisement offering cash for “POT and PEARL ASH” in the April 9,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Apr 2020

March 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “We have neither Time nor Room for any Extracts.” Several advertisements ran at the bottom of the final column on the third page of the March 31, 1770, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Mar 2020

March 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The trifling expence of a News Paper.” Colonists did not have to subscribe to newspapers to gain access to their contents.  Some subscribers passed along newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Mar 2020

Killer Advertising—How Canadians Were Sold the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic

Kate Barker As news reports come in of scammers trying to leverage a global pandemic into profit at the expense of Canadians, it is an interesting time to examine the equivalent during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic. Patent medicine companies and others...
From: Borealia on 23 Mar 2020

The Noble Radical: Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond

By Stephen Basdeo On 22 February 1735 Charles Lennox, the Duke of Richmond, and his wife, Sarah Cadogan, welcomed into the world a son, whom they named Charles, after the father. The young Charles received the upbringing that was typical to many of the...

The East Florida Gazette, 1783–1784

East Florida only had one newspaper in the colony’s entire history. The newspaper went live during the final year of the American War for... The post The East Florida Gazette, 1783–1784 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Waste Not, Want Not: Transforming Waste into Food – Skimmed Milk

By Lesley Steinitz Fancy some pig’s wash with your granola? In the late nineteenth century, the ‘pig’s wash’ – a euphemism also for vomit – was skimmed milk. It was so-named because it had been the sour leftovers after...
From: The Recipes Project on 18 Feb 2020

February 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The House to be supplied with the News-Papers for the Amusement of his Customers.” When Daniel Jones opened a tavern “at the Sign of the HAT and HELMET”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Feb 2020

February 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Auction-Hall, KING-STREET … BOSTON.” John Gerrish, “Public Vendue-Master” or auctioneer, continued his endeavor to extend the range of his advertising...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Feb 2020

February 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “AUCTION HALL … JOHN GERRISH, (And COMPANY).” This week the Adverts 250 Project has examined John Gerrish’s attempts to expand his media market beyond newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Feb 2020

Information Operations: The Provincial Congress Shapes the Narrative in Great Britain

The efforts of the American Provincial Congress at the beginning of the revolutionary war against Great Britain offer the perfect case study to understand... The post Information Operations: The Provincial Congress Shapes the Narrative in Great Britain...

Sisters in Arms

I’ve been searching high and low for Salem suffragists, and I have found some, but it’s been a difficult search as there are no extant papers of the “Woman Suffrage Club” of Salem that I can find: newspaper articles, a few flyers,...
From: streets of salem on 1 Feb 2020

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