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window shutter colors as indicator and religious identity in early Philadelphia?

A colleague seems to think that early Philadelphians (18th/19th cent) used varying window shutter colors to indicate their religious affiliation.  I've never heard of such a thing and am thinking this is just some kind of urban legend, but I thought I'd ask list members what they know before I reply to him.

Any information you can offer would be welcome.  Thanks in advance. 

Judy Ridner, History Department, Mississippi State

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Pennsylvania: 28 April - 5 May 2014

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National University of Singapore - Postdoc, relating to hegemonic 
transitions and great power relationships.  Especially those with 
expertise in China-USA relationship.

CFP of interest to H-Penn subscribers, from H-Net announcements, 2 May 2014

Date: Fri, 02 May 2014 07:00:02 -0400
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Call for articles on PA Germans-German Historical Institute

Dear H-Pennsylvania Subscribers,

The German Historical Institute is seeking authors for biographical essays on 18th and 19th-centrury German-American entrepreneurs for its Immigrant Entrepreneurship Project (http://www.immigrantentrepreneurship.org). We are currently looking for authors to write articles of up to 8,000 words on Pennsylvania candidates from the 18th and 19th century. We will pay a $400 honorarium for completed and edited articles.