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Some Less-Popular Historical Baby Names

Proof that there have always been parents who want to bestow “unique” names on their progeny. Pity the poor little Spurgeons and Dimples of years past! 31 more words


That Victorian Dress

(No actual sewing in this post, just ogling—may be boring to anyone not a history or historical-fashion nerd. On the other hand, it might make a good sleep aid.) 2,010 more words




Provenance: USA

Label: none

# X.2014.054

A deep purple silk bodice with silk velvet appliqué at the center front and cuffs. The bodice closes with cut steel and enamel buttons at the front. 240 more words

Vintage Fashion

What not to do to a tin type!

On my last outing with Shirley we stopped into an antique shop and I was able to score some old photographs at a good price.  One of them was a tin type.   294 more words

Antique Photos

Dallas Gets Vertical: 1887-1925

Looking east from the courthouse, ca. 1887 (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

Above and below, the view of downtown Dallas looking east from the courthouse, with Main Street on the left and Commerce on the right. 119 more words

Historic Dallas

Tuesday's Treasure: 1880's wedding dress

The Costume Museum of Canada has had a small pop up exhibit called the Little Black Dress.  As the title implies, the exhibit has shown some black dresses from the 1880’s till now.   185 more words

Museum Dresses

Watch "Roundhay Garden Scene," the world's very first motion picture--all 2 seconds of it.

When you click play on the above YouTube link, you’d better not blink. It’s 2.11 seconds long. You’ve just seen the first motion picture in human history, called “Roundhay Garden Scene,” and it was filmed on October 14, 1888, some 126 years ago today. 270 more words

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