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Bloomer girls

As someone who hasn’t even owned a dress for the last 25 years, I tend to be more charmed than amused by 19th-century attempts at “dress reform.” Those loose trousers under yards of drapery look much more comfortable than the skirts sweeping the ground, the mud, and—as Esther puts it in Bleak House—“all the light objects” in the room. 1,103 more words

A Random Post From The Hard Drive

October 30, 1852

Sat Oct 30th Mr Dawes & Miss A[l]ger left for

Boston this morning  Mrs S Ames watched 

last night with Mr Swains child and Mrs Witherell… 258 more words

19th Century

Literature: Elizabeth Gaskell's THE OLD NURSE'S STORY (1852)

Elizabeth Gaskell’s THE OLD NURSE’S STORY

(A ghost story, first published in a special 1852 Christmas Issue of Household Words entitled “A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire” ) 9,815 more words


On this day: the University of Sydney

Today, the 11th of October, is the 163rd anniversary of the inauguration of the University of Sydney. Here is the university photographed from Parramatta Road in the early 1870s.



September 28, 1852

Tuesday Sept 28th  Have two girls and yet Im

about house a great deal of my time

I fear I do not manage right  To day… 227 more words

19th Century

Brigham Young’s 1852 Address to Legislature on Slavery

Today we’re looking at a speech given by Brigham Young in 1852 to a joint session of Legislature on the topic of slavery, racism, and Brigham’s idea of how God looks at black people. 2,919 more words

False Prophet