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Post Office, Sunbonnets -- ca. 1890s

“Little Post Office on the Blackland Prairie” (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

Laura and Mary Ingalls and Nellie Oleson appear to have wandered into Dallas to take a look at the new Post Office clock tower, seen here at Commerce and Ervay, probably in the mid- to late-1890s. 55 more words

Historic Dallas

'Tony's Wife' by Alice Dunbar-Nelson

Tony’s Wife by Alice Dunbar-Nelson, 1899

The magic trick:

Portrait of the unjust powerlessness facing women

The title is your first clue. Tony’s wife doesn’t even get a name. 123 more words

Short Stories

Matilda Ritchie's building

Built: 1899-1900
Address: 10 George Street, Port Chalmers
Architect: James Louis Salmond
Builder: Not identified

I love the tall, narrow proportions of this building – accentuated rather than softened by the composition of the facade. 574 more words


Interiors: Classroom in a school in Palamuse, rural Estonia, circa 1890s.

This fascinating picture shows a restored classroom in a rural school in the relatively remote district of Palamuse, which is located in eastern Estonia. It is restored to what it looked like between 1895 and 1899. 254 more words


The Faded Girl

This later 19th century photograph, a CDV, once showed a pretty child, posed upon a chair, with round baby face youth looking out at her parents. 113 more words