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SW Ankeny, 1894

Here we have a scene at SW Ankeny and the Park blocks during the flood of 1894. The image is from a book by Joseph Gaston titled, … 39 more words


Famous in its day: Thompson's Spa

Beverages have played a big role in the operation of restaurants. I even tend to sort them mentally by what kind of drinks they featured. That is, by whether they had a bar or dealt in alcoholic beverages or were based around coffee, tea, or soft drinks. 618 more words


Happy Sunday

Hope your weekend has been good so far.  I’m hoping that I will have some sewing progress for you tomorrow but for now…how about some more lovelies from the Canadian Costume Museum. 7 more words

Museum Dresses

Gusher at Old Red! -- 1890

“Artesian Well Gushes on the Courthouse Grounds”
Partial view of the mural by Jerry Bywaters & Alexandre Hogue (1934)

by Paula Bosse

Several months ago, I was looking at the postcard of the Old Red Courthouse shown below. 1,167 more words

Historic Dallas

Always Have a Bucket of Water Nearby -- 1890s

Hose Co. No. 2, S. Ervay at Kelly, ca. 1890s (Click for larger image.)

by Paula Bosse

Dallas used to burn down a lot. Here is a handy tip sheet for residents and visitors printed in 1894, about the time the above photo was taken. 110 more words

Historic Dallas

Portland Cable Railway, circa 1890

Here we see the Portland Cable Railway Co. trestle that ran through Portland Heights. In a previous post, we saw the trestle from a different angle. 21 more words




Provenance: Delaware, USA

Label: none


A black silk shirtwaist lined in glazed dark grey cotton. Machine sewn, hand finished. Closes with two rows of enameled hooks and eyes in the front. 178 more words

Vintage Fashion