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Your search for posts with tags containing Shoemaker found 13 posts

May 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At the Sign of the Crown and Shoe.” Many shopkeepers and artisans adorned their places of business with imaginative signs, both painted and carved.  Although relatively...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 May 2020

September 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (September 7, 1769). “At the Sign of the Boot and Shoe.” In an advertisement that ran in the September 7, 1769, edition of the Pennsylvania Gazette,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Sep 2019

August 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (August 19, 1769). “He constantly keeps a Stock of ready-made Shoes.” Half a dozen new advertisements appeared in the August 19, 1769, edition of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Aug 2019

Brocaded Silk Shoes: James Adams, London Shoemaker, 1770s

I viewed these elegant court pumps from the collection of the Pilgrim Hall Museum, in Plymouth, MA. ( on my summer research road trip in 2018. They are stunners. Vibrant, with high quality finish work, these c.1770s brocaded silk...
From: SilkDamask on 21 Jun 2019

Hudibras vanquish’d by Trulla

“Hudibras is sprawled on the ground with Trulla, a large country-woman, astride him fending off angry villagers, including a cobbler and a butcher, wielding clubs; to left, Ralpho is held by a man with a rope and another with a sword”–...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Apr 2019

May 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (May 31, 1768).“Will sell two or three Negro Shoemakers.” John Matthews, a cobbler, placed a variation of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 May 2018


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Post-Boy (June 22, 1767).“She undertakes to make and mend Men’s Leather Shoes.” Elizabeth Shaw, “Shoe-Maker, from Europe,” was not the only...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jun 2017

Georgian Shoes in Transition

After a five year search, I recently became the proud owner of a pair of charming and delicate Boston-made, Neoclassical slip-on shoes. The silk satin shoes feature embroidery at toe and are a good example of a ‘transitional’ shoe –...
From: SilkDamask on 28 Apr 2017

Review: Tim Hitchcock & Robert Shoemaker’s “London Lives: Poverty, Crime, and the Making of the Modern City” (2015)

Tim Hitchcock and Robert Shoemaker, London Lives: Poverty, Crime, and the Making of a Modern City, 1690-1800 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015) xvi, 461, £21.99 RRP ISBN 978-1-107-63994-2 Tim Hitchcock and Robert Shoemaker, two of...

New book: “London Lives: Poverty, Crime and the Making of a Modern City, 1690-1800”

Published this week in print and as an eBook, London Lives has been co-authored by SCEMS’ Bob Shoemaker (Principal Investigator on the Digital Panopticon project) and Sussex’s Tim Hitchcock. Writing on Sheffield’s History Matters blog,...
From: SCEMS on 1 Dec 2015

Samuel Child, boot & shoe-maker

Letterpress trade card framed within a decorative oval border Author: Child, Samuel (Shoemaker) Title: Samuel Child, boot & shoe-maker, No. 9, Fenchurch-Street : bespoke work in the newest taste … boots and shoes for exportation. Published: [London...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Oct 2014

A Patriot-Loyalist: Playing Both Sides

People characterize the American Revolution in terms of Patriots and Loyalists – those who supported the rebellion, and those who supported the British government. When assessing individuals, it is tempting to assume we know which side they were on...

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