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Celebrating (?) a Hundred Years since the start of Prohibition!

Chicago Daily Tribune Jan 16, 1920 One hundred years ago, on January 17, 1920 at 12:01 AM, the United States collectively lost its mind.Well, perhaps less dramatically... the 18th Amendment officially went into effect across the United States and...
From: Susanna Calkins, Author on 17 Jan 2020

Courts-Martial of the Corps of Light Infantry, 1779

Orderly books are great sources of information for military historians. Their contents are a treasure, and include everything from general and regimental orders, returns,... The post Courts-Martial of the Corps of Light Infantry, 1779 appeared first on...

“A hot dinner and a bloody supper”: St. Helena’s Christmas Rebellions of 1783 and 1811

By Felix Schürmann Did news of revolutions in the Atlantic world spark revolts on a South Atlantic island in 1783 and 1811, or did a combination of alcohol and Christmas festivities drive soldiers to rebellion? During the Age of Revolutions, the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 17 Dec 2018

To Make Cyder

Inquiring readers, I am sharing this 18th century recipe just in time for the American Thanksgiving. In Georgian England and Colonial America, apples were picked in late fall in preparation for making cyder.  The fermented concoction was then bottled...
From: Jane Austen's World on 22 Nov 2018

April 18

GUEST CURATOR:  Anna MacLean What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (April 18, 1768).“TO BE SOLD … BEST HYSON TEA.” An advertisement in the April 18,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Apr 2018

January 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (January 29, 1768).“Choice GENEVA.” John Armbruester placed an advertisement in the January 29, 1768, edition of the New-London Gazette to inform...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jan 2018

Tales from the Archives: DISTILLING THE ESSENCE OF HEAVEN: HOW ALCOHOL COULD DEFEAT THE ANTICHRIST

In September 2016, The Recipes Project celebrated its fourth birthday. We now have over 500 posts in our archives and over 120 pages for readers to sift through. That’s a lot of material! (And thank you so much to our contributors for...
From: The Recipes Project on 16 Jan 2018

Historical Archaeology and the Demand for Alcohol in 17th Century Newfoundland

This paper by Dr. Peter Pope, presents some quantitative archaeological data, relating to the consumption of alcohol, from the site of the 17th-century fishing station at Ferryland, Newfoundland…. https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/Acadiensis/article/viewFile/12293/13137

Why Are There So Many 17th Century Paintings of Monkeys Getting Drunk?

On cold Friday in 1660, Samuel Pepys encountered two unpleasant surprises. "At home found all well," he wrote in his diary, "but the monkey loose, which did anger me, and so I did strike her." Later that night, a candlemaker named Will Joyce (the good-for-nothing...
From: Res Obscura on 4 May 2017

March 24

GUEST CURATOR: Ceara Morse What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (March 24, 1767).“SUNDRY houshold goods, plate, several dozen bottles of old arrack.” Even though...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Mar 2017

February 27

GUEST CURATOR: Samuel Birney What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (February 27, 1767).“LONDON, New-York, and other MADEIRA WINE, by the Pipe, Hogshead, Quarter Cask,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Feb 2017

Intoxication and the French Revolution

By Noelle Plack Wine and revolution are key aspects of French national identity and they certainly became intertwined during the upheaval of 1789. Alcohol and its consumption were central to eighteenth-century French society at all levels. ...
From: Age of Revolutions on 5 Dec 2016

November 13

GUEST CURATOR: Mary Williams What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Supplement to the New-York Journal (November 13, 1766).“TO BE SOLD, By THOMAS DOUGHTY, IN DOCK-STREET: CHOICE old Madeira Wine.” In this advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Nov 2016

Drunk and Disorderly: The Dreadful Havoc of Spirituous Liquors

Drink does not drown care, but waters it, and makes it grow faster.[1] Valley Forge.  For most Americans, the very name of the Pennsylvania... The post Drunk and Disorderly: The Dreadful Havoc of Spirituous Liquors appeared first on Journal of the...

September 23

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 23, 1766).“Small Beer, Cyder and Perry.” Today’s advertisement features a product that was common in the eighteenth...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Sep 2016

The (eventually) sober light of day: Henry IV, Part I

Outside, a sterile sun was already burning through the gauzy clouds over the mountains. Dumping out the dregs of yesterday’s coffee, I spotted pink chunks in the sink. Some washed down the drain as I filled up the carafe; others were crusted onto...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 8 Apr 2016

April 1730 and London newspapers report the deaths of firemen, porters and servants killed by collapsing buildings at a ‘great fire’ on Fleet Street

Mr Clinton was a distiller; his shop conveniently located in Fleet Street was to be found close to the corner of Fetter Lane. On the morning of 31 March 1730 he began his day by firing up his still to produce another batch of alcoholic intoxicants. During...

Hans Sloane: Eighteenth-Century Mixologist

Amanda E. Herbert When it comes to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century culinary recipes, Hans Sloane (1660-1753), the famed doctor, naturalist, and collector, is best known for his chocolate. Sloane lived briefly in Jamaica, where he observed many people...
From: The Recipes Project on 12 Jan 2016

American Bitters

By David Shields  Nowadays bitters are an aroma and a flavor used in building cocktails, or a digestif taken in small doses after heavy meals. Prior to the twentieth century they were a medicinal infusion of vegetable material in alcohol. In the...
From: The Recipes Project on 17 Nov 2015

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