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Dessert in Dresden - ca 1895

These  six wonderful little dessert plates were made in the studio of Franziska Hirsch in Meissen, near Dresden, between 1894 and 1896. The flowers will keep you engaged forever – the detail never ceases to amaze. 10 more words


Throwback Thursdays - The Rucker

Today’s Throwback Thursday image comes from the Cycle Directory – 1884.

This is one of the earliest tandem bikes and it almost looks like two pennyfarthing bicycles stuck together. 58 more words

Throwback Thursday's

Mahala Fisk Pillsbury's Inauguration Gown

On a cold day in January 1876, Mahala Fisk Pillsbury of Minneapolis, a prominent community member and philanthropist, took on a new title: Minnesota’s First Lady. 179 more words

Trinity Church and Cemetery

There are any number of fascinating cemeteries in New York City, but Trinity Church’s three cemeteries may have the highest proportion of familiar names — and if you’re a Revolutionary War buff or a… 447 more words

How Hans Renold changed the face of manufacturing to benefit us all

Hans Renold, the son of Burger family, was born in Switzerland in 1852. At the age of 21, he came to England and found work in Manchester with a firm of machinery exporters. 275 more words


Simple, hand-drawn asters from 1889

Wileman always had a rather revolutionary approach to teacup design. In Victorian times, many designs were highly elaborate and prescribed in their style; Wileman suddenly would come out with a simple hand-drawn aster flower adorning this Alexandra cup – a phenomenon in itself. 24 more words