Historical Page Instance

API endpoint for viewing page history.

Filter fields

You can filter the result set by providing the following query parameters:

  • name -- Filter by name, exact.
  • slug -- Filter by page slug. Supports the standard lookup types
  • region -- Filter by region. Allows for chained filtering on all of the filters available on the region resource, e.g. region__slug.

And the usual set of historical filter fields:

  • history_user - filter by the user resource of the editor, if user was logged in. Allows for chained filtering on all of the filters available on the user resource, e.g. history_user__username.
  • history_user_ip - filter by the IP address of the editor.
  • history_date - filter by history date. Supports the standard lookup types
  • history_type - filter by history type id, exact.


You can order the result set by providing the ordering query parameter with the value of one of:

  • slug
  • history_date

You can reverse ordering by using the - sign, e.g. -slug.

GET /api/v4/pages_history/1397483/
HTTP 200 OK Vary: Accept Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8 Allow: GET, HEAD, OPTIONS
{ "url": "https://ja.localwiki.org/api/v4/pages_history/1397483/", "name": "Cure Chairs", "slug": "cure chairs", "content": "<p>\n\t<span class=\"image_frame image_frame_border image_right\"><img src=\"_files/Cure%20Chair.jpg\" style=\"width: 400px; height: 354px;\"><span style=\"width: 400px;\" class=\"image_caption\">Cure Chair, <a href=\"Historic%20Saranac%20Lake\">Historic Saranac Lake</a> collection </span></span> <span class=\"image_frame image_frame_border image_left\"><img src=\"_files/Cure%20Chair2.jpg\" style=\"width: 400px; height: 305px;\"><span style=\"width: 400px;\" class=\"image_caption\">Cure Chair with typical accessories. </span></span> A\u00a0<strong>cure chair</strong> is a reclining chair designed to facilitate the <a href=\"Curing\">fresh air cure</a> of pulmonary tuberculosis. The original design came from a young physician, Dr. <a href=\"Peter%20Dettweiler\">Peter Dettweiler</a>, who was a patient of <a href=\"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Brehmer\">Dr. Brehmer</a>'s sanatorium in Germany. Bremer had founded the first sanatorium using the fresh air cure. Dettweiler devised a combination of bed and chair that, according to Dr. <a href=\"Lawrason%20Brown\">Lawrason Brown</a>, who brought the design to Saranac Lake, \"makes sitting out for patients without much strength a pleasure. The back was movable and with cushions it was far superior to the ordinary steamer chair. Dr. Dettweiler's chair was taken as a model when the author devised the Adirondack Recliner.\" <sup>1</sup></p>\n<hr>\n<p>\n\t<span class=\"image_frame image_frame_border image_left\"><img src=\"_files/The%20Rondack.jpg\" style=\"width: 259px; height: 400px;\"></span> Tuberculosis patients spent anywhere from a substantial fraction to <em>all</em> of their waking hours in bed \u2014 not just for days or weeks but for months and, often, years. A special piece of furniture was required to accommodate the special needs of such a life\u2014 its generic name is \"'cure chair\"'.</p>\n<p>\n\tThe <a href=\"Adirondack%20Hardware%20Company\">Adirondack Hardware Company</a> manufactured a cure chair that they called the <a href=\"Adirondack%20Recliner\">Adirondack Recliner</a> at their building at 28 Broadway, designed by owner <a href=\"George%20Starks\">George Starks</a>. It was Starks' most famous product and his unique contribution to the culture of curing and to regional craft. The Adirondack Recliner could be called simply a glorified chaise-lounge. It functioned as one, with a back that could be lowered by degrees from vertical to horizontal. Aside from that, it was built as wide as possible for comfort but just narrow enough to fit through a standard doorway. It had wide, flat armrests and a thick, firm mattress supported by a legion of coil springs and steel straps. It also was equipped with casters. Finally, it was extremely sturdily constructed of the highest quality materials.</p>\n<p>\n\tAdirondack Hardware was not the only builder of cure chairs. The most notable competitor was the <a href=\"J.J.%20O%27Connell\">J. J. O'Connell Company</a> of Saranac Lake. But the competition was really quite minimal. The Adirondack Recliner was not only built to be used constantly and to last indefinitely, it was very aggressively marketed. Starks had agents all over the United States and in Europe selling his cure chair. It is not known how many thousands were eventually made but, in Saranac Lake, at least, a good many Adirondack Recliners are still in use. Anyone who has spent a cool evening on an open porch bundled up on one of these relics of the curing era will understand why.</p>\n<p>\n\t<em>Adapted from original text by Philip L. Gallos; see <a href=\"Adirondack%20Hardware%20Company\">Adirondack Hardware Company</a></em></p>\n<hr>\n<p>\n\tWATCH Curiously Adirondack: The Adirondack Mountain Village of Saranac Lake Remembers Its Curative Past produced by\u00a0<a href=\"https://localwiki.org/hsl/Josh_Clement\">Josh Clement</a>\u00a0and Ed Kanze.\u00a0</p>\n<p>\n\tMost of us have heard William Faulkner's famous line about the past not being dead. His wisdom is nowhere more apparent than in the Adirondack Mountain village of Saranac Lake. Here, from the 1880s to the 1950s and a little bit beyond, tuberculosis patients arrived from near and far to rest on porches, breathe crisp pine-scented mountain air, and get well or die trying. Antibiotic therapy eventually put the village's sanitariums and cure cottages out of business. Still, in architecture, memory, story, and a heart-breaking poem penned by a brilliant young woman who didn't get well, the village's rich past remains vibrant and alive.</p>\n<p>\n\t<span class=\"plugin embed\">&lt;iframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/8ShsN7u-Ns0\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;</span></p>\n<h2>\n\tFootnotes</h2>\n<p>\n\t1. Brown, Dr. Lawrason, <em>Rules for Recovery from pulmonary tuberculosis: a layman's handbook of treatment</em>, third edition, Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia, 1919. Full text <a href=\"http://books.google.com/books?id=LoQfAAAAYAAJ&amp;pg=PA1&amp;dq=%22rules+for+recovery%22+lawrason&amp;client=firefox-a#v=onepage&amp;q=chair&amp;f=false\">here</a></p>\n", "region": "https://ja.localwiki.org/api/v4/regions/23/", "history_comment": null, "history_date": "2021-06-30T08:24:22.517", "history_type": 1, "history_user": "https://ja.localwiki.org/api/v4/users/382/", "history_user_ip": "" }