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'The Kiss' by Anton Chekhov

The Kiss by Anton Chekhov, 1887

The magic trick:

Beautifully describing the feeling of (imagined) love

Chekhov typically wrote fairly simple stories, in terms of plot. 344 more words


'The Beauties' by Anton Chekhov

The Beauties by Anton Chekhov, 1888

The magic trick:

Displaying a genius for understanding the human condition

It’s Chekhov Week Pt. 2 here on the Magic Tricks. 446 more words


Fashions of Sidewalks of New York Part 9: Flashback 2

During the beaux-arts ball of the last post, we learn more about the childhoods of Lady Abigail St. Oswald and her cousin Melanie Barrow.

Lady St. 264 more words

The Grosvenor Hotel, Eastgate Street, Chester - Circa 1865

An excerpt from an Old Guide Book Of Chester (1865)

The old building called The Royal Hotel occupied the site of the present structure (Grosvenor Hotel Built 1865) had been long found very inconvenient and ill adapted for carrying on the large amount of business which devolved upon it as the principal hotel of the city. 518 more words


2 Brown 1880's dresses from the Costume Museum of Canada

While on display last May.  I liked the trim on this dress.I also liked the hidden watch pocket.  I want to put some in my dresses. 77 more words

Museum Dresses

On this day: a tea party in Canada

Members of the Tsimshian tribe hold a tea party near Fort Simpson, British Columbia, Canada. Circa 1889 or 1890.

The photograph was allegedly taken on the 1st of July.