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“Treading the reforming justice out of me”

Yesterday we bravely accompanied James Murray, a justice of the peace known to be friendly to the royal government, into Faneuil Hall as two Whig magistrates heard a charge against William Burnet Brown for helping to assault James Otis, Jr., in September...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 Dec 2019

“Too late to see your Friend Otis have a good Drubbing”

One of the more evocatively named citizens of Revolutionary Boston was a sea captain named Mungo Mackay (1740-1811).According to family tradition, Mackay came from the Orkney Islands to Boston as a teen-aged cabin boy. He married Ruth Coney in 1764 and...
From: Boston 1775 on 19 Oct 2019

Coco2019: Our Lore Olympus Cosplay

Back again with more sharing from Costume College 2019!Each year there is a pool party on Thursday night to kick off the Costume College weekend. The theme for the pool party this year was "Guardians of the Galaxy," which could mean any number of things,...

Paging through the Town of Boston’s Tax Records

Yesterday the Boston Public Library announced that it had digitized Boston’s surviving tax records from 1780 to 1821, when the town officially became a city.The first volume of “takings” or assessments, from 1780, was published a century...
From: Boston 1775 on 17 Jul 2019

18th Century Hairstyles for Long Hair

Jenny's long hair was plenty to go over the ski slope hair cushion.Nearly as often as we receive questions about doing 18th century hairstyles for short hair, we see the question come up for long hair. Can you do a frizzed hairstyle with long hair? How...

18th Century Hairstyles for Short Hair

Nicole's chin-length bob was perfect, if not even a little too long, for the early 1780s crape'd hairstyle once supplemented with a few hair pieces at the back...One of the most frequent questions we get about doing authentic 18th century hairstyles like...

#ADBeauty - 18th Century Hats, Caps, Bonnets, and Accessories

Jasmine wearing her Therese hood, a very simple early 1780s accessoryIt is my belief that one can never have too many 18th century accessories. Hats and caps are essential to getting the period look right, plus they all serve their own functions (even...

#ADBeauty - 8 Authentic 18th Century Hairstyles!

Big Hair? Yes you can!Possibly the post you've been truly waiting for, today I'm going to give you some previews of the hairstyles in our next book "The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty" coming out July 9th and available to order now.Before...

#ADBeauty - 18th Century Cosmetics and Hair Care Products

Cynthia applied 18th century rouge in The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty."The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty" is a how-to book broken into what could be considered three sections - cosmetics, hairstyles, and accessories.The...

Introducing "The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty"

We're official one month away from the release of our second book, "The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty" !This time last year we were sewing, styling, and photographing with alacrity on new projects for a companion volume to our first book,...

A scene in the Crown & Anchor Tavern

“Fox and Sheridan (left) sit together at the head of a rectangular table on which is a punch-bowl, &c, looking with dismay at whigs (right), who advance to hurl their wigs at a large pile of wigs on the left (inscribed ‘The Heads having...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Mar 2019

Unnatural Fashions: Wigs and Beards in the 18th Century.

I’m showing my age now, but watch the 1981 Adam and the Ants promo video for ‘Stand and Deliver’ and, during a few scenes showing the ‘Dandy Highwaymen’ amongst a group of outlandishly-dressed Georgians, look closely and...
From: DrAlun on 10 Jan 2019

“Fashioning the New England Family” in Boston

The “Fashioning the New England Family” exhibit will be on display at the Massachusetts Historical Society through 6 April. It’s well worth a visit, especially because it’s free.The webpage on the exhibit explains:Fashioning the...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Jan 2019

A crop shop

The interior of barber shop: On the left a man stands before a mirror, face contorted as he wipes his jaw, unaware of the boy behind him pointing and laughing at him as he holds the man’s pigtail in his hand. Another customer is shown in the center...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Nov 2018

Park-character

“Standing whole length profile portrait of a man in an oval enclosed in a rectangle. He walks from left to right, his head thrown back, his stomach projecting. He wears spectacles, a looped hat, a large tie-wig, and holds a tasselled cane.”–British...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Oct 2018

The historians

A lady (Mrs. Catherine Macaulay) with an aquiline profile sits at a table opposite a clergy man (Dr. Wilson) as she writes with a quill pen. The walls are lined with full bookshelves separated in the middle by a fireplace with a mantelpiece on which sits...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 Sep 2018

The State of the Book (2) Address

Abby works on Cynthia's (Redthreaded) hair while I photographs each step for "The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty," coming July 2019.Hi! I've been a pretty terrible blogger again this year, but I have a good excuse this time. We've been...

Deerfield Symposium on “Fashion and Conflict,” 28-30 Sept.

On 28-30 September, Historic Deerfield will host its fall symposium on the topic of “Fashion and Conflict in Early America.”This event is designed to produce “an in-depth look at the broad meanings of conflict on clothing and textiles...
From: Boston 1775 on 16 Aug 2018

Thoughts on the Powdered Wig

When we picture Europe or its North American colonies in the 1700s, we usually think of men in white wigs. Such men appear in most of the images we have from that period (which of course lean toward showing the upper class as they wanted to appear).What’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 18 Jul 2018

More Glimpses of Sylvia and Worcester

Yesterday I left Sylvia and Worcester, a mother and grown son enslaved to John Chandler when he died in 1762, in the household of Sarah and Timothy Paine, Chandler’s daughter and son-in-law/stepson.The town chroniclers of Worcester left a couple...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 May 2018

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