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USDA Announces $18.9 Million Available to Support Agricultural Education at 1890s Land-grant Institutions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $18.9 million in funding for eligible 1890 land-grant colleges and universities to obtain or improve agricultural and food sciences facilities and equipment. 311 more words


Dessert in Dresden - ca 1895

These  six wonderful little dessert plates were made in the studio of Franziska Hirsch in Meissen, near Dresden, between 1894 and 1896. The flowers will keep you engaged forever – the detail never ceases to amaze. 10 more words


Roswell's distinguished Mesker buildings

The following is a revised version of an article by Roger Waguespack, published on November 6, 2016 by RDR (Roswell Daily Record) Online. All images are reproduced with the permission of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico. 1,390 more words

Top Films of 1896

1896 – Puccini’s popular La Bohème premiered in Italy, the first modern Olympics was held, the Supreme Court upheld segregation in Plessy v.Ferguson, and William Jennings Bryan delivered his famous “Cross of Gold” speech, but lost to William McKinley. 744 more words

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I was born 20 years too late. The 1890s sound fantastic

I was born 20 years too late. The 1890s sound fantastic, the 1920s in Berlin sound fantastic, but in the modern era, the 1970s perhaps was the golden age of pornography & prostitution in Europe. 90 more words

Trying to eat for free in the late 19th-century City

One of the joys of writing a blog based on the reportage of the summary court system in 19th-century London is the discovery of bits of social history I’d never really thought about before. 634 more words