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Howard Normal, 1889.

Henry C. Lassiter of Wilson was a member of the B Class in Howard University’s Normal School in 1889-90.

As the catalog below noted, Classes A and B were designed to bring students up to readiness to for entry into the Normal or Preparatory schools. 22 more words


Perfumes Personified: Colette as Jicky

Ever wonder what your perfume would look like as a real life woman?  What decade would she hail from?  What sort of a home would she live in?  628 more words

Police Blotter -- Drunks, Vagrants, Adulterers

by Paula Bosse

Today, a few snippets from the police and court reports about Dallas people doing things they shouldn’t have been doing. (All clippings are larger when clicked.) 448 more words

Dallas TX

The 28th arrest.

23 May 1887. A man and a woman, both African-American, argue near the railroad crossing at Vance Street in Wilson. Shots ring out. The woman, … 193 more words


Two Gilded Age gentlemen

Two men in high silk hats breathe the style of the times.  The year is 1889.  They are old enough to remember the century’s watershed event, the Civil War, which is long in the past, it being more than two decades since… 226 more words


Beaded belt

This belt is from the Costume Museum of Canada and is dated 1885

I believe the beads are jet.

The wide section goes over the belly and it clasps in the back.

Hope you enjoy!

Museum Dresses