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“...that surging social conscience which must in the end redeem Russia”

To introduce Vladimir Korolenko (1853-1921) to an American audience in 1907, someone at the magazine Current Opinions wrote:

Its author, Vladimir Korolenko, is the editor of the influential St.

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Russian Literature


mid- to late 1880s

Provenance: unknown

Label: none


A badly damaged studio tintype from the 1880s, showing a young man and woman.

The man wears a dark 3-piece sack suit. 270 more words

Vintage Fashion

Ellacobe's History of the Parish of Bitton

The full text is available online here https://archive.org/stream/historyparishbi00ellagoog#page/n8/mode/2up

‘The Revd. H.T. Ellacombe, at Bitton as curate and then vicar from 1817 to 1850, amassed a large collection of material relating to the parish. 216 more words


Finally found the orphan records

This week I searched the vault, another storage unit that I had been told had archival items.  As you can see, the vault is in the cafeteria, behind the food line. 582 more words


St Martin-in-the-Fields, 1888.

St Martin-in-the-Fields by English painter William Logsdail, 1888.

This church sits on Trafalgar Square. I love seeing Victorian-era paintings and photographs of places I have spent a lot of time.


W. W. Orr: Buggies, Phaetons, Carriages -- "Everything on Wheels!"

1878 ad (detail) for W.W. Orr’s carriage business on Main St. (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

I came across the image above in the 1878 Dallas city directory, and my eye was immediately drawn to the novel open-air display of  buggies on the second floor of the building. 587 more words

Historic Dallas

Dodds' Building

Built: 1881
Address: 6 George Street, Port Chalmers
Architect: David Ross
Builder: Not identified

Port Chalmers was home to fewer than 130 inhabitants in 1861, but within five years its population increased to over 2,000 due to the town’s function as the major port servicing a booming province in the midst of a gold rush. 504 more words