Snippets 71. During the 19th Century it was commonplace to make extraordinary claims about the properties of medication, in the absence of any regulation requiring proof. 306 more words
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Louisa Boscowen Goldsmid’s album is a threadbare scrapbook with a stained fabric cover. Inside it are a set of watercolours.
Mrs Goldsmid was clearly an amateur but like other amateur artists featured on the blog what she lacked in technique she made up with a kind of quirky charm, and a sense of atmosphere. 820 more words
Oscar Wilde--The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People [The Graphic Novel] (2014).
SOUNDTRACK: THE SILVER MT. ZION MEMORIAL ORCHESTRA & TRA-LA-LA BAND-Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward (2001).
Notice that the band’s name has gotten longer. 1,823 more words
Family Search has added a bunch of new records from the US Civil War. “The FamilySearch Civil War page also provides records from the Freedmen’s Bureau, including marriage and bank records and letters, making it possible to locate and learn about African-American Civil War-era ancestors.”
Pre-tied Regency cravat, made from silk satin
Academic studies of fashion are frequently theory-heavy, with texts such as Yuniya Kawamura’s Fashion-ology (2004) even going as far as to assert that fashion should not be about garments at all, being a sociological concept. 381 more words
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‘All I possess has been attained by my work and industry … ‘ (from Angelica Goddden’s Miss Angel, Kauffman)
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