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Rock Me to Sleep by Elizabeth Chase Akers Allen (Florence Percy)

Backward, turn backward, O Time, in your flight,
Make me a child again just for tonight!
Mother, come back from the echoless shore,
Take me again to your heart as of yore; 376 more words


1859: Reading the Hop, er, Tea Leaves

1859 is a beautifully printed magazine either named in honor of the year Oregon was admitted to the Union, or an homage to Charles Blondin who became the first man to walk a tightrope across Niagara Falls. 109 more words

Steven Smith

Il Bacio: Tra Romanticismo e Storia

Nel 1859 la Seconda guerra di Indipendenza, con le vittorie di Magenta, di Solferino e di San Martino, avrebbe condotto l’Italia all’Unità, Hayez dipingeva Il bacio… 274 more words


“Blow Up With the Brig!” (1859) by Wilkie Collins


Tense race against time for an Englishman on a brig loaded with gunpowder during the Spanish-American war.

Short Stories

February 1 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1915
The batteries protecting Dover, England opened up tonight against what is believed to be another German raid but it is unknown whether the raiders were approaching by zeppelin or submarine. 25 more words


Warren Snow letter to Brigham Young, February 1859

One of my main purposes in creating this blog was to figure out why Clapp was excommunicated. All of the sources I read said it was due to some “difficulty with Bishop Warren Snow” but no other details. 1,077 more words

Benjamin Lynn Clapp

Finished Some Figures that had been on the Workbench

I had been working on some French troops for the 1859 – 1870 period for sometime.  My painting has really slowed down to a crawl in the last six months.  245 more words

Miniature Figures