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The Breeden House: 615 West 6th Street

The Breeden House was one of the first homes of famous local entrepreneur William T. Breeden and his wife Mary when they settled in Bloomington after a brief stint as a restaurant and bakery owner in Eldorado, Kansas in 1880. 1,376 more words

Bloomington Fading

Artistic photograph shows long hair

Turning to a new source of photographs, I am delighted with this artistic image of a lovely young woman. She shows her unbound hair and is draped with a white robe. 303 more words


1898 Flood Killed 25, Stranded Hundreds

SHAWNEETOWN, Illinois — Children skipped happily along the streets of this southern Illinois town on the afternoon of Sunday, April 3, 1898. Sunday school had let out and the rest of the sunny day was theirs to claim. 1,414 more words

Family Tales

1898 Walking Suit

I’ve finally finished a costume AND I’m blogging about it! It’s a miracle. A big thank you to my mom for taking iPhone photos of me before I left for a museum trip with the costumer’s guild. 141 more words

Finished Project

Fan-tastic Friday

It’s time for another Fantastic Friday Post! I hope your weekend is off to a good start! Today’s beautiful hand painted fan is from the 1890’s. 29 more words


1899-1900 dress

I have a back log of dresses that I’ve photographed from displays that were set up for the Costume Museum of Canada.  The dress I will show you today is likely an evening or dinner gown dated 1899-1900.   127 more words

Museum Dresses

The #1 Essential - The Loo, The John, The Facilities, The Porcelain God ...

When we saw this place the bathroom had a wooden toilet seat. Lovely, to say the least. At least I could clean that thoroughly and feel okay using it. 379 more words