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What's in an Artifact: Crown Glass

Archaeologists love “unearthing” the mysteries of history. In this post, we explore the fragmented past of crown window glass, a common artifact type connected with the production of glass windows in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. 569 more words


Victoria Fisher (1821-1886)

Victoria Fisher was born Viktoria Scherer in Augsburg, Bavaria on December 23, 1821. Her father, Joseph Scherer was a master weaver, and her mother’s name was Maria. 1,030 more words


First editions of Darwin's Origin of Species

By Margaret Kaiser

On November 24, 1859, Charles Darwin’s On the origin of species by means of natural selection was published in London. From the beginning, the book was popular and the first edition sold out on the first day. 568 more words


Old-Time Tavern Thanksgiving

Before holiday circulars cascading from newspapers, before traditional football games, before Black Friday, a New England Thanksgiving could be sober and spiritual— especially here at what became the 19th-century Resseguie Hotel… 208 more words



Messaline completed by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in 1901. Lautrec was born this day in 1864 and his artwork beautifully captured the vibrant theatrical scene of Paris. 12 more words


A Long, Cool Drink

Several years ago, I was on the hunt for water bottles that would keep ice water cold for long periods of time. My search carried me to a local hiking/biking/climbing store. 544 more words


The Professor's Daughter

Author: Joann Sfar

Illustrator: Emmanuel Guibert

In Victorian England, the daughter of a professor of archaeology has found herself in some rather unusual company. Her name is Lillian, and her companion is none other than Imhotep IV–one of her father’s mummies now up walking and talking, still wearing his grave wrappings underneath the dashing tailcoat and top hat. 195 more words

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