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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

When Medicine is a Sin: Sex and Heresy in Colonial Mexico

Farren Yero Laboring in the Mexican mining district of Real del Monte, José Antonio de la Peña met Manuel Arroyo in the summer of 1775. The two young men struck up a secret relationship, sharing a bed, a blanket, and a provocative cure for...
From: The Recipes 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

“Tarr her all over from Head to Foot”

This investigation started earlier this week when Dr. Melissa Johnson tweeted a question on behalf of her students: “Were any women ever tarred and feathered?” I have Benjamin H. Irvin’s 2003 New England Quarterly article “Tar,...
From: Boston 1775 on 16 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

Prinny’s Brighton, Piccadilly by the Sea-side By Regan Walker

We are thrilled as always, to welcome back Regan Walker, whose latest book in the Agents of the Crown series, ‘Rogue’s Holiday‘ has just been released and for which there are further details of how to obtain a copy at the end of her...
From: All Things Georgian on 12 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

Perverts in Rubber Suits

By Stephen Basdeo Such a man begins to commit actual murder from the first moment that he begins to indulge his sadistic day dreams, from the instant that he deviates from his normal routine, and begins to buy sadistic novelettes, or seek out a prostitute...

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

CALL FOR PAPERS: Medieval and Early Modern Studies Symposium ‘Sex and Gender Politics’

Venue: Northumbria University, NewcastleDate: 9 October 2019Keynote speaker: Dr Elena Woodacre (University of Winchester), author of The Queens Regnant of Navarre: succession, politics and partnership, 1274-1512, lead editor of the Routledge History of...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 9 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

Red Katy and her Customers

By Stephen Basdeo Robert Fabian (1901–1978) began his career as a police constable in London. He rose through the ranks of the Metropolitan Police and was eventually appointed to the rank of detective superintendent. The sights he saw could have...

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

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