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1900s printing

Yesterday I had the privilege of seeing 1900 printing presses in action at a Victorian Street full of shops in Shropshire. All workers were dressed in costume of the period plus you had the opportunity to change current money into cash of the day at the local bank so you could spend ‘old’ coins in the shops used during the Victorian era. 361 more words

Abram

ORIGIN:
Hebrew, meaning “high father”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Abe, Abey, Abie, Abraham, Avram, Avrom, Bram, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Abram Johnson, a farmer who looks after the titular bird in… 9 more words

English

Chantecler, a Barnyard Fantasy

While digitizing the vast collection of over 30,000 photographs that make up the theatre production files at the Museum of the City of New York, a project generously funded by the… 1,230 more words

Digital Project

Les Parfums de Rosine

Les Parfums de Rosine by Paul Poiret’s daughter Rosine Poiret. In 1911, fashion designer Paul Poiret set up two companies, one for each of his daughters. 187 more words

Vintage

Martha

ORIGIN:
From the Aramaic for “lady” or “mistress”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Madge, Maddie, Maddy, Marita, Mart, Marta, Marte, Marty, Mat, Mattie, Matty, Pat (from Mat, I guess), Patsy, Pattie, Patty, etc. 36 more words

English

Ernestine

ORIGIN:
Feminine variant of “Ernest”, from the Germanic for “serious”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Earnestine, Erna, Ernesta, Ernestina, Tina, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Ernestine (b. 1908), the third of the dozen Gilbreth children whose upbringing is related in  27 more words

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