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Fashion Plates...

Fashion plates are often the subject of derision by hobbyists and wold-be costume recreationists because their representations of period fashions that bear no relation to what those particular period fashions ACTUALLY looked like. 672 more words

Lily Absinthe Corsetry And Couture

Ogden, Iowa in 1920

In 1920, my great-great grandfather, Jerome Darling, lived in Ogden, Iowa, surrounded by a lot of Swedes. He was a dentist, studying the trade as a young man in… 112 more words


Raffles - The Amateur Cracksman

A.J. Raffles, gentleman about town, celebrated amateur cricketer, notably at Lords, and – most importantly of all – amateur cracksman, burglar and thief without parallel. 1,364 more words

Tracking Down a Photo Location & Discovering a City Pioneer: D. M. Clower, The Man Who Brought the Telephone to Dallas

Mystery house, Dallas, ca. 1908 (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

Not too long ago I came across the above photo which had been made into a “ 1,317 more words

Historic Dallas

The Haunted Castle (1896)

*. That’s Mephistopheles, or the Devil, as the Master of the castle. The original French title was Le Manoir du diable, which made things a bit clearer, as it’s really hard to see his horns on the surviving print. 627 more words


Cycling Sources #8 'Women on Wheels'

Why did exactly did women take to cycling in the 1890s? Was it just for the pleasures and liberation which accompanied riding a bicycle, or were there other factors which pushed them to take up the pastime? 1,165 more words