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The Skeleton Army

Opposition. Violence. Persecution.

When Christianity begins to actually take hold – to decisively win the hearts of ordinary men and women – there is usually a violent backlash. 906 more words

19th Century

A Pocket of 19th Century Fashion in 21st Century Africa (guest post)

It has been mentioned on this site before about how fascinating 19th century fashion is with its huge hoop skirts, tight corsets and pointed bodices. But what’s just as interesting is that in Namibia, these fashion still survive in the Herero tribe, who are  351 more words

19th Century

The Ghost in the Field

Creepy History 41.  It’s October, and that means Creepy History month on Windows into History again! The following quote is taken from News from the Invisible World, a collection of anecdotes published in 1840.  566 more words

History

Walton Prison's First Execution: Elizabeth Berry, Serial Poisoner?

Thirty-two years after being built, Walton Prison in Liverpool witnessed its first execution. On 14 March 1887, Elizabeth Berry suffered the ignominy of being the first prisoner and one of only two women to be executed there. 1,047 more words

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SOLD! The Cover Model For Rago's Curiouser and Curiouser Auction--A 19th Century Life-Size French Artist's Mannequin--Fetched $45,000

Update: The antique French life-size articulated wooden artist’s mannequin sold for $45,000.

What you see: A life-size articulated wooden artist’s mannequin, made in France, dating to around 1860, and measuring about 60 inches tall. 656 more words

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