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A Poor Hand-Maid’s Tale: Love, Petitioning and Print in Seventeenth-Century England

The second post in our Postgraduate and Early Career Takeover comes from Scott Eaton, an ECR interested in early modern witchcraft, religion, art and print cultures. His book on the witch-finder John Stearne is available from Routledge now. You can follow...
From: the many-headed monster on 16 Feb 2021

1833 Plaid Silk Gown + All the Accessories - Done!

I can't believe I never shared *finished* photos of the 1833 plaid day dress with all the accessories. I went through the whole making of it but, like...never showed the finish. That's a cardinal sin of costuming blogs!Better late than never, though -...

December 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “D.K’s performance is scandalous and preposterous.” Lewis Fay’s advertisement in the Pennsylvania Journal caused some controversy.  For several...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Dec 2020

November 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Experience has taught him to cut hair according to art.” Lewis Fay, a “Periwig Maker and Hair Dresser,” offered his services to the residents of Philadelphia,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Nov 2020

October 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The newest and most fashionable Taste.” In the fall of 1770, John Brown, a hairdresser, informed “the Ladies in particular” and “the Gentlemen”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Oct 2020

September 6

“TOUT A LA MODE.” George Lafong introduced himself to the ladies and gentlemen of Williamsburg as a “French HAIR-DRESSER” in an advertisement in the September 6, 1770, edition of William Rind’s Virginia Gazette.  Apparently,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Sep 2020

Patrick Henry’s March on Williamsburg, May 1775

It had been a very hectic week in Williamsburg for Peyton Randolph, the Speaker of Virginia’s House of Burgesses and the President of the... The post Patrick Henry’s March on Williamsburg, May 1775 appeared first on Journal of the American...

What they Wore

My previous #SalemSuffrageSaturday posts have been pretty wordy—and pretty serious; I think we all just need to see some Salem women of that gilded, reforming era at the end of the nineteenth century. Ever since that Phillips Library digitized part...
From: streets of salem on 29 Feb 2020

December 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Many Years experience in the most eminent Shops in London.” As 1769 drew to a close, the residents of Boston and many other cities and towns throughout the colonies...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Dec 2019

From Dressmaker to Body Snatcher

One thing we have concluded about ourselves during our research over the years is, that we have an incredible propensity for being dragged, kicking and screaming off at tangents and this one is a case in point. How on earth is it possible to get from...
From: All Things Georgian on 10 Dec 2019

November 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “HAIR ROLLS for LADIES.” A very short advertisement in the November 24, 1769, edition of the New-Hampshire Gazette informed readers of “HAIR ROLLS for LADIES,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Nov 2019

The Singular Case of the Tiverton Barber

We all know the feeling of paying for something that doesn’t match up with our expectations, or not receiving the service or product we expect for our money. Many of us wouldn’t think twice of complaining, and getting a refund. But would we...
From: DrAlun on 15 Oct 2019

August 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (August 29, 1769). “He proposes to carry on Wig-making and Hair-Dressing.” Fashion helped to fuel the consumer revolution of the eighteenth century. Consumers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Aug 2019

Dress Hooks of the Middling Sort

We are grateful to Michael Lewis, Head of Portable Antiquities & Treasure at the British Museum, for this guest post on “dress hooks.” Identifying the ‘middling sort’ through their material culture is fraught with difficulties,...
From: Middling Culture on 14 Aug 2019

August 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (August 4, 1769). “Good Work … equal to any in Boston.” The consumer revolution of the eighteenth century extended far beyond major metropolitan...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Aug 2019

Run neighbours, run, St. Al-ns is quadrilling it

“The Duchess of St. Albans, immensely fat, florid, and bejewelled, and a stout elderly naval officer wearing loose wide trousers, and apparently doing hornpipe steps, his hands on his hips, dance side by side with rollicking abandon. The others...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Jun 2019

June 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (June 14, 1769). “Gentlemen and others … may depend on the greatest punctuality.” As spring turned to summer in 1769, Robert Gray launched a new...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Jun 2019

She-Pirates: Early Eighteenth-Century Fantasy and Reality

John Massey Wright, 1777–1866, British. Pirates (undated). Watercolor with graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper. Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. In “The Tryals of Captain John Rackam and Other Pirates”...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 11 Jun 2019

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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

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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.