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What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Chronicle (August 17, 1769). “A very curious Address to the Patriotic Ladies of New-York.” John Keating’s advertisements for the “NEW-YORK PAPER...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Aug 2019

Portrait of 18C American Woman

1763 c John Singleton Copley 1738-1815 Mrs Alice Hooper pvt
From: 18th-century American Women on 20 Aug 2019

Portrait of 18C American Woman

1757 John Wollaston 1733-1767 Probably Elizabeth Dandridge CWF
From: 18th-century American Women on 18 Aug 2019

August 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (August 17, 1769).“A Negro Woman that can do Household Work, to let out by the Year.” In the era of the American Revolution, enslavement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Aug 2019

Portrait of 18C American Woman

1757 Jeremiah Theus 1716-1774 Mrs Gabriel Manigault Met
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 Aug 2019

Nathaniel Balch at the Sign of the Hat

The man who provided after-dinner, after-toasts entertainment for the big Sons of Liberty dinner on 14 Aug 1769 was Nathaniel Balch (1735-1808).Balch was born into an old New England family in Boston, baptized at the New South Meetinghouse. In May 1760...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Aug 2019

Portrait of 18C American Woman

Anna Maria Lawatsch. Johann Valentin Haidt (1700-1780) Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
From: 18th-century American Women on 14 Aug 2019

The Measure of Ingredients in Early Modern Recipes

By Juliet Claxton Modern cookery books list recipe ingredients that are carefully weighed out using standardized units of measurement. It is precise calibration that allows for a recipe to be replicated with accuracy, even by a novice cook. Early modern...
From: The Recipes Project on 13 Aug 2019

Portrait of 18C American Woman

1757 Jeremiah Theus 1716-1774 Elizabeth Rothmahler Brooklyn
From: 18th-century American Women on 12 Aug 2019

Portrait of 18C American Woman

1756 Bejamin West- Sarah Ursula Rose
From: 18th-century American Women on 10 Aug 2019

Laying Out Roxbury’s History in the Dillaway-Thomas House

On the corporate blog of Content•Design Collaborative LLC, which is in the business of “effective visitor experiences for public and private institutions,” there’s an interesting discussion of how the firm helped to redesign the...
From: Boston 1775 on 9 Aug 2019

“The ladies of Massachusetts begin to give their cheese”

On 8 Aug 1801, the Impartial Observer of Providence, said to be a “short-lived Jeffersonian paper," ran this exclusive news item:For the IMPARTIAL OBSERVER.The Cheshire Ladies’ respect to President Jefferson.In the town of Cheshire, state...
From: Boston 1775 on 8 Aug 2019

Portrait of 18C American Woman

Widow Catharina Huber. Johann Valentin Haidt (1700-1780) Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.Moravian women, whose chief duty was to their community & God, not to their family, husband, or self, worked jobs benefiting the larger community....
From: 18th-century American Women on 8 Aug 2019

Looking into a Busy Tavern

In a discussion with Kurt Manwaring, Vaughan Scribner described his book Inn Civility: Urban Taverns and Early American Civil Society and offered this word picture of Henry Wetherburn’s tavern in Williamsburg, Virginia (shown above in its current...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Aug 2019

Spinning History Events in Lexington

The Lexington Historical Society is commemorating the town’s 1769 spinning meeting, reported yesterday, with two events this month.First, on Thursday, 8 August, Emily Murphy of the National Park Service will speak on the ideology and social expectations...
From: Boston 1775 on 6 Aug 2019

Portrait of 18C American Woman

1756 John Singleton Copley - Lucretia  Hubbard
From: 18th-century American Women on 6 Aug 2019

“At the House of Mr. Daniel Harrington”

On 16 Oct 1769, Edes and Gill’s Boston Gazette ran this news item with the dateline “Lexington, Aug. 31, 1769.”: Very early in the Morning, the young Ladies of this Town, to the Number of 45, assembled at the House of Mr. Daniel...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Aug 2019

Portrait of 18C American Woman

1756 John Singleton Copley 1738-1815 Ann Tyng Mrs Tho Smelt 1756 Boston MFA
From: 18th-century American Women on 4 Aug 2019

Re-visiting Maria Cosway

Fake Or Fortune? Philip Mould and Fiona Bruce with the painting ‘Peniston Lamb II’, originally valued at £8,000 (Photo: Ben Fitzpatrick/BBC/PA Wire)   Last night the BBC aired the latest episode of ‘Fake or Fortune?’,...
From: Georgian Gentleman on 2 Aug 2019

Portrait of 18C American Woman

1755 Joseph Badger 1708-1765 Eleanor Wyer Foster Mrs Isaac Nat Gal Art
From: 18th-century American Women on 2 Aug 2019

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