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Historic Photo: Fleet Street and St. Paul's Cathedral, London, 1890.

This photo, obviously of London, was taken about 1890, probably for use as a picture postcard by the James Valentine company. It shows a view of Fleet Street, one of the most well-known streets in the city, and the dome of St. 375 more words

19th Century

366 Poems: April 9th, 2016


Some days I could say

I wold live in 1890,

where I’d read Sherlock Holmes in the paper each morn.

And some days I could say… 117 more words


Easton Happenings

From quirky ads to strange hobbies to thoughts on the importance of beauty, the following is a sampling of some goings-on in Easton through the years: 308 more words


Vincent van Gogh - Almond Blossoms or 'Fragile Beauty'

A few days ago I nicked a branch of an apple tree from someone’s garden. It looked lovely in my vase, but the whiteness and delicacy of the blossoms didn’t last very long, and my ‘stolen good’ quickly withered. 423 more words


These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

Jennifer Donnelly, author of Revolution and A Northern Light has given us another engrossing history lesson in These Shallow Graves. The rich and privileged Josephine Montfort is called into the headmistress’s office of her elite boarding school, Miss Sparkwell’s School for Young Ladies, only to find her close family friend, Abraham Aldrich, waiting for her with the sad news that her father, Charles, has died. 302 more words


Shooting the French Berthier Carbine

I am one to remember dates down to the day. Feb. 21,1916 marked the beginning of one of the costliest battles in history, Verdun. Over one million would fall as the German army attempted to break the stalemate of the Great War in the West by attacking the French where it was known they would not retreat from out of pride. 1,503 more words

World War I

Thomas Davis' comments about Seattle's "12th man" underline budding rivalry

At the Super Bowl pep rally for the Panthers in downtown Charlotte, LB Thomas Davis said, “You hear a lot of people talk about Seattle and the 12th man, they don’t even come close to where we are right here.” 254 more words