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July 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (July 18, 1769). “John Prince HAS a Quantity of the best Isle of May SALT.” The number of advertisements and the amount of space devoted to advertising...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jul 2019

July 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (July 11, 1769). “WATCHES CLEANED in 30 Minutes.” John Simnet, a watchmaker from London, made his presence in Portsmouth known in 1769 with a series of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jul 2019

A Genteel Boarding House in Salem

My fascination with the newly-digitized glass plate negatives of Frank Cousins, documenting Salem at the turn of the last century, continues: right now I’m curious to know all there is to know about the legendary Doyle Mansion on Summer Street,...
From: streets of salem on 9 Jul 2019

A New Tavern Opened in Brunswick Town

Archeologists from East Carolina University announced that they are exploring the site of an eighteenth-century tavern in Brunswick Town, North Carolina, once capital of that colony. The building was located by a student using ground-penetrating radar....
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Jul 2019

Cousins Comparisons

It’s been really wonderful to see people in Salem respond to the large collection of Frank Cousins glass plate negatives which were digitized and uploaded to the Digital Commonwealth by the Peabody Essex Museum just last week. It was verified that...
From: streets of salem on 6 Jul 2019

The scramble for a royal heir

Although George III had 15 children, and all but two of them survived to adulthood, grandchildren – at least legitimate ones – were thin on the ground. In 1817, when the Prince Regent’s daughter, Princess Charlotte of Wales died in childbirth...
From: All Things Georgian on 2 Jul 2019

Making hay while the sun shines...

Is this an example of making hay while the sun shines?  (Not the two workers, but the two at the back of the picture enjoying each other & the shade of the haystack.) The expression dates back many centuries, and has changed little in form....
From: 17th-century American Women on 25 Jun 2013

June 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (June 25, 1769). “He hereby offers, and assures a FREE PARDON.” In late May 1769 Major General Alexander Mackay issued a pardon to “Soldiers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Jun 2019

There is Light

A large part of the frustration many in Salem felt at the removal of Salem’s archival heritage contained in the collections of the Peabody Essex Museum’s Phillips Library in 2017 was due to the fact that so little of these materials had been...
From: streets of salem on 25 Jun 2019


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (June 20, 1769). “CANDLES … Very cheap.” On Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, selecting which advertisement to feature on the Adverts 250 Project...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Jun 2019

Mid-Century Maritime

The Peabody Essex Museum’s new building, or at least its exterior, is now completed, creating a sweep of contrasting structures along Essex Street, with the East India Marine Hall centered between two more modern monolithic structures. During the...
From: streets of salem on 19 Jun 2019

June 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (June 13, 1769). “Bengalls, Chints, striped Ginghams, and red & white striped Holland.” Samuel Cottman advertised “a Variety of English Goods”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jun 2019

June 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (June 6, 1769). “Goldsmith and Jeweller, AT the Sign of the Gold Cup.” Like many other eighteenth-century advertisers, John Andrew noted the proximity...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jun 2019

Art Detectives: The Mysterious Sir Thomas Mills and Lady Elizabeth

Sir Thomas Mills by Joshua Reynolds. McCord Museum As you will probably be aware by now, we have been busy researching Dido Elizabeth Belle and as part of this, we have looked at those within the inner circle of her extended family. This has led us to...
From: All Things Georgian on 6 Jun 2019

May 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (May 30, 1769). “A good Assortment of Hard Ware and English Piece Goods.” Several purveyors of goods imported from England advertised in the May 30, 1769,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 May 2019

May 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (May 23, 1769). “3s. 4d. to be paid at Entrance.” Eighteenth-century newspaper printers often treated the colophon as advertising space, promoting the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 May 2019

Looking for Daniel Bancroft

If you walk down the streets of Salem looking at house plaques bearing the date of construction and first owner, you will quickly notice that a fair number of them will read “housewright”. There seem to have been so many housewrights in Golden-Age...
From: streets of salem on 22 May 2019

Cracking Open the Treasure Chest

There are two notable developments regarding the Phillips Library of the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), the major archival source of Salem’s history, so (fair warning) I am returning to that troublesome topic. I don’t think I’ve written...
From: streets of salem on 19 May 2019

May 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (May 16, 1769). “His Want of a full Assortment arises … from his strictly adhering to the Agreement not to import Superfluities.” As spring turned...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 May 2019

The fête at Frogmore House, 19 May 1795

On Tuesday 19 May 1795, King George III held a grand fête at Frogmore House in the grounds of Home Park, Windsor and only around half a mile from Windsor Castle, celebrating both Queen Charlotte’s 51st birthday and the recent arrival and marriage...
From: All Things Georgian on 16 May 2019

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