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June 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Sweeping brushes as 19 s. per dozen, and lower by the half or whole gross.” John Hannah described himself as a “WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BRUSHMAKER” in an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jun 2022

March 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Proposes to engage his performance for one year, provided the owners do not abuse the same.” When Thomas Morgan, a watch- and clockmaker, relocated from Philadelphia to a shop...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Mar 2022

February 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Watches regulated, and such alterations which don’t require much time; gratis.” For the past three years, the Adverts 250 Project has tracked newspaper advertisements placed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Feb 2022

December 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “WATCHES and CLOCKS are clean’d and kept in Repair.” As 1771 came to an end and a new year loomed, Nathaniel Sheaff Griffith took to the pages of the New-Hampshire Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Dec 2021

December 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “JOHN SIMNET, of London, WATCH-FINISHER.” Nearly six months had passed since John Simnet last placed an advertisement in the New-York Journal, but he concluded the year by placing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Dec 2021

August 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Some of the best workmen … that could be had in any part of England.” In the summer of 1771, Bennett and Dixon introduced themselves to residents of New York as “Jewellers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Aug 2021

June 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “They may depend on having their Commands executed after the newest and most genteel Fashions.” When Daniel Stillwell, a tailor, placed an advertisement in the June...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Jun 2020

May 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Negro Boy … can work in the Iron Works, both at Blooming and at Refining.” Advertisements concerning several enslaved men and women ran in the Essex Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 May 2020

April

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “FENCING, WITH BROAD AND SMALL SWORDS.” When fencing master P. Wallace arrived in Charleston, he placed an advertisement in the South-Carolina Gazette to inform...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Apr 2020

March 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A CHINA MANUFACTURE.” In January 1770 an advertisement for “New China Ware” ran in the Pennsylvania Chronicle.  In it, the “CHINA PROPRIETORS...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Mar 2020

Tanning Hides to make Leather in the 18th Century.

Tanning Hides to make Leather in the 18th Century.The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Leatherworker in Eighteenth-CenturyWilliamsburg, by Thomas K. FordThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere in the United States andmost other parts of the world at...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 24 Feb 2020

February

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He has engaged Two exceeding good Workmen.” While eighteenth-century artisans frequently promoted their own training and other credentials, relatively few devoted space...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Feb 2020

February 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Taylor’s Business is carried on in all its branches.” When Jonathan Remington, a tailor, moved to a new location early in 1770, he placed an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Feb 2020

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “SIMNETT, only perfect Watchmaker ever in this Country.” Watchmaker John Simnet returned to the pages of the New-Hampshire Gazette early in 1770, placing a short advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Jan 2020

The Furniture of the Middling Sort

Many thanks to Chris Pickvance for this guest post on the furniture of the middling sort. You can hear Chris talk the team through a “middling” style chair in the video at the end of this post… You can also read more about furniture...
From: Middling Culture on 7 Jan 2020

Upcoming Fall Events at Museum of Appalachia.

Upcoming Fall Events at Museum of Appalachia NORRIS, Tenn. – As the leaves begin to change and an Autumn chill sets in, the Museum of Appalachia will host two entertaining family-friendly events.Fall Heritage Fridays,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Oct 2019

Interrogating ‘middling culture’: a workshop report

Middling Culture held its first project workshop on Tuesday 25 June 2019. Our team was joined by around 20 experts from different disciplines, including scholars of literature, social and cultural history, archaeology and material culture from both academia...
From: Middling Culture on 5 Jul 2019

17th Century Hand made cold forged brass fish hook.

17th Century Hand made cold forged brass fish hook with a brass wire leader.http://museum.wa.gov.au/maritime-archaeology-db/artefacts/gt851-copperbrass;
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 May 2019

April 19

GUEST CURATOR: Matthew Ringstaff What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 19, 1769). “ABOUT TWENTY-ONE VALUABLE PLANTATION SLAVES.” On April 19, 1769, Benjamin Fox put an advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Apr 2019

February 24

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (February 24, 1769). “Watches repair’d or clean’d.” In late February 1769, the New Hampshire Gazette featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Feb 2019

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Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

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

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

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.