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A French and Indian War battle inside the walls of an old home

A scene depicting a battle, possibly during the French and Indian War, was found in the walls of a 18th-century home in East Hartford. (Hartford Courant).Art experts are confounded by the image of a large, colorful tree in the center of the drawing. Some...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 May 2019

Tools Of The Trade UPDATE.

I have updated my equipment of late, I removed the pewter bolster from my hunting knife & fitted a new handle. This one as you can see is antler. Also shown is my fairly new clasp knife.Keith.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 Apr 2019

Apprehending Early Modern Fugitives

Posted by Krista J. Kesselring, 2 April 2019 From the iconic ‘wanted’ posters of the American Wild West to the facial recognition software in use today, the methods for finding fugitives become ever more sophisticated. In years before such...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 2 Apr 2019

Journée d’études – Valoriser les collections patrimoniales et la recherche en histoire de l’art sur Wikipédia, WikiCommons et WikiData (29 mars 2019, Paris)

Cresus montrant ses richesses, XVIIe siècle , huile sur panneau de bois, Hauteur : 73,5 cm, Largeur : 124 cm, Photographe : Caroline Martens, Musées d’Avignon – Fondation Calvet, 2008 Dans le cadre du programme Images/Usages...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 27 Feb 2019

And that’s IIIF to you, too

Our Crocodile mystery last week showed some crocodile tears, but the exciting part is just below our sad reptile. This illustrated Italian ducal motto is from Symbola divina & Humana pontificum, imperatorum, regum, by Jacob Typot (Frankfurt,...
From: The Collation on 5 Feb 2019

Watercolour World

WATERCOLOUR WORLD A free online database of documentary watercolours painted before 1900. You can explore the visual records on a world map, search for topics and compare watercolours from multiple collections in one place. The database includes work...
From: Naomi Clifford on 3 Feb 2019

January 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (January 19, 1769). “For HOGS BRISTLES, Ready Money, and best Price, is given.” Relatively few advertisements in eighteenth-century newspapers featured...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jan 2019


HOLLIS Hollis Images is the Harvard Library’s dedicated image catalogue and includes content from archives, museums, libraries, and other collections throughout Harvard University. Access to the catalogue is open to the general public. Make sure...
From: Naomi Clifford on 19 Sep 2018

Museum of New Zealand

MUSEUM OF NEW ZEALAND Data on almost 800,000 artworks, objects, and specimens from the museum’s collections. Many of those relating to the Long 18th Century are downloadable and marked as ‘no known copyright restrictions’. My standard...
From: Naomi Clifford on 19 Sep 2018

Frick Collection

” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>FRICK ART REFERENCE LIBRARY From the website: “The Frick Art Reference Library is digitising its photograph archive, a collection of more than one million photographic reproductions...
From: Naomi Clifford on 31 Aug 2018

From Blue Lobsters to Friendly Giants: Visual Representations of the Police, c.1840–188

Guest post by Jane M. Card; 27 August 2018. Images from the past are never to be taken at face value since, made according to contemporary visual conventions and artistic tastes, they reflect not objective reality but contemporary opinions about reality....
From: Legal History Miscellany on 27 Aug 2018

Wallace Collection

THE WALLACE COLLECTION From the website: “Copyrighted material on this website is available for non-commercial and educational purposes under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Unported) licence… Please let us know that you’re using...
From: Naomi Clifford on 10 Jul 2018


GALLICA DIGITAL LIBRARY French site offering millions of books, maps, photographs, images free to browse and download. Use the advanced search (it’s helpfully translated into English). The post Gallica appeared first on Naomi Clifford.
From: Naomi Clifford on 19 Jun 2018

Web Gallery of Art

WEB GALLERY OF ART A searchable database of European fine arts and architecture (8th to 19th centuries), currently containing over 45,400 reproductions. The web design is rather outdated but this is a private initiative so perhaps not awash with investment...
From: Naomi Clifford on 18 Jun 2018

John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera

JOHN JOHNSON COLLECTION OF PRINTED EPHEMERA From the website: “This collection provides access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life...
From: Naomi Clifford on 15 Jun 2018

Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection

ANNE S. K. BROWN MILITARY COLLECTION From the website: “The foremost American collection of material devoted to the history and iconography of soldiers and soldiering, and is one of the world’s largest collections devoted to the study of military...
From: Naomi Clifford on 15 Jun 2018

The John Carter Brown Library

THE JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY From the website: “A database of graphic political cartoons which includes the complete collection of over 500 political cartoons held by the Library. The subject matter focuses primarily on British responses to political...
From: Naomi Clifford on 15 Jun 2018

Royal Museums Greenwich

ROYAL MUSEUMS GREENWICH The Picture Library contains over 33,000 images and photographs depicting notable ships, trade and empire, astronomy, exploration, navigation and time. Content is under copyright and can be licensed. The post Royal Museums Greenwich...
From: Naomi Clifford on 13 Jun 2018

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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:{search term or phrase}

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

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

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.