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I’ve never quite understood those early 1890’s shoulders with their massive, poofy tops. Later in the 1890’s, when the enormous leg-o-mutton sleeves were in vogue, the gathered fabric accounted for the fullness at the sleeve cap. 64 more words

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We love a mystery! Reader Pamela Kercheville asked us to help identify figures in photos found a very old Swisher family album. The Swishers, you will recall, operated the ferry across the Colorado River and a farm next to the  255 more words


Marriage to maids is like war to men.

Wilson Blade, 20 November 1897.

  • Alice Darden — Alice Darden, born 1879, was the daughter of George and Ava Darden. In the 1880 census of Speights Bridge township, Greene County: laborer George Darden, 22, wife Ava, 18, daughter Alice, 1, and niece Rose, 10.
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Section II touches on the incredible changes that occurred during the half century after the immigration and then looks at the socioeconomic spectrum of life experienced by two families, Nieman and Lueder, farming outside of Cedarburg, Wisconsin. 1,673 more words

A poem by an unknown person

Parish councils don’t always get it right. Back in the 1890s improvements were made at Broadwell. One unknown local was clearly not pleased with the changes and turned to verse to make her point. 253 more words


Industrial Exposition Grounds (Rossdale)

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EdHGIS: 1907 Fire Insurance Map & Google Earth Imagery 20 more words

World's Oldest and Last Living Person Born in the 1800s

116 Years Difference in Time, Yet Not So Very Different 

Although Emma Martina Luigia Morano was born 29 November 1899, and not in the 21st Century, she was born amid “large-scale economic change, job uncertainty, the politics of extremism and paranoia, arguments over America’s international role, and racial conflicts,” to quote Fritz Lanham of the Houston Chronicle.   734 more words

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