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Park Avenue, 1894

Flood damage at Park and Ankeny, looking north. This photograph was taken June 9, 1894. Previous posts have shown images of the same flood from different angles: … 28 more words


Last Tuesday's Treasure: Boots

I have three pairs of boots to show you that are part of the collection of the Costume Museum of Canada.

Here are another pair of boot also from that decade… 112 more words

Museum Dresses

Historic photo: Bergen (Norway) waterfront fish market, 1890s. Compare what it looks like today!

I found this amazing photo last night and the instant I saw it I knew it had to be a blog post. This photo of the Bergen, Norway fish market was taken sometime between 1890 and 1905. 359 more words


“Yet the thrilling range of Leskov's body of work keeps slipping away”

Muireann Maguire pointed me to Chris Power’s post on Leskov for The Guardian‘s short story blog, which I recommend. It’s filled with quotes from Leskov’s famous admirers: Walter Benjamin, Boris Eikhenbaum, D. 358 more words

Russian Literature