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April 19, 1851



April 19  Harriet and her children came from Pittsburgh this

morning, came by the way of Stonington to Mansfield

and got someone to bring them.   402 more words

19th Century

(107) Desprez

Louis Desprez (1799–1870) was a French sculptor who made mainly works for restorations of gothic churches. In the Musée de Picardie, Amiens one can find a sculpture entitled “L’ingénue ou la jeune fille au limaçon”. 47 more words


Ladies and Gentlemen - Nelson's Teapot!

Seeing how Easter is just around the corner, a Fabergé egg might have been more suitable to turn up on the Antiques Roadshow, but I thought that you’ll be just as happy with Nelson’s teapot. 205 more words


April 18, 1851

U.S. Three Cent George Washington stamp, 1851


April 18  Friday  I have made up the bed new in the 

parlour chamber and got the room in pretty… 400 more words

19th Century

"Remember your weekly pledge"

A collection box for Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society. Circa 1850.



This day in baseball: Baseball's father is born

Considered the “father of baseball” by many, Alexander Cartwright was born on April 17, 1820 in New York City.  Cartwright would go on to codify the first set of written baseball rules, known as the “Knickerbocker Rules” or the “Cartwright Rules,” for the game as we know it today.  13 more words