Occasional observations—scholarly, impressionistic and materialistic—-of a history professor fortunate to live in one of America’s oldest and (I think) most interesting little cities: Salem, Massachusetts. Somehow, I’d like to tie all of my favorite things together: history and historic preservation, architecture, design and decoration, gardening, shopping and everyday curiosities. Feel free to email me with your comments and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The blog (a portrayal in progress):Somewhat random but still timely posts about culture, history, and the material environment, from the perspectives of academia, Salem and beyond.
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Top Posts & Pages
- The steam-propelled future, from the perspective of 1840: onlineonly.christies.com/s/out-of-the-o… 33 minutes ago
- Antique #Salem MA fire buckets for sale: ebay.com/itm/Pair-of-c-… 15 hours ago
- RT @MichelleNMoon: For this labor day weekend: a history of the American transient worker, aka "hobo" - via@UltHist ultimatehistoryproject.com/hobo-americanu… 17 hours ago
- I really want one of the rocket packs: instructables.com/id/Rocketeer-R… 2 days ago
- Amazing humanistic+typographical blog post: thechirurgeonsapprentice.com/2014/08/29/the… 2 days ago