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TV: Do Not Miss! Banished and Poldark will Start this Week!

And so it begins!

Thursday, 5 March, 9pm

In his latest TV drama Banished, writer Jimmy McGovern tells a brutal story about the first British convicts to be transported to Australia. 95 more words

18th Century

Eastlake Parlor Chair Set

Pair of late 19th century parlor chairs in the style popularized by Charles Locke Eastlake. In great condition, probably refinished at some point and definitely reupholstered sometime in the span of living memory. 27 more words


Bristol, 1873.

An 1873 engraving showing sights around Bristol, England.



Open Collections Program: Immigration to the US, Scandinavian Immigration

Immigration to the US from the Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland increased dramatically in the late 19th century, due to mounting economic pressures and overpopulation. 103 more words

19th Century

Wedding Wednesday--The Big-Girl Dress

Many women have defining moments mirroring important milestones in their culture or values. These milestones could be graduation, a new job, breaking up with a significant other, becoming pregnant, and the like. 1,334 more words


Billy Poole, a serial inebriate

On March 4th 1892, Billy Poole made his 170th appearance in front of the magistrate’s bench. He was charged with having been found drunk in charge of horse and subsequently assaulting a police officer. 517 more words