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Monthly Archive for February, 2013

What is a broadside?  It’s another term for a poster, but often with more words than pictures on it.  I’ve been cataloging a small stack of broadsides printed during and after the American Revolutionary War.  Here are two proclamations printed as broadsides — one from the governor of Connecticut, Jonathan Trumbull, in 1777, and a […]

The Great Blizzard of 1888 is legendary throughout New England, and it remains the benchmark by which all subsequent storms have been measured, including the one that will probably be known as the Blizzard of 2013.  Paralyzing the East Coast from the Canadian Maritime Provinces to the Chesapeake Bay from March 11 to 14, the […]