Mysterious watercolors of a Georgian lady: the secret world of Marianne Rush.
• New twist on street-style photography: NYC subway riders and what they're reading.
• Bacon-shaped jelly, fake maggots, & other historical culinary slapstick.
• Very young Coco Chanel in 1909, with delightfully plaited bun.
• Lovely story for June: one wedding dress worn by seven brides in three generations.
• Salem, MA justly proud of replica of 1797 East Indiaman.
• Pit lasses: the truth about Britain's early female coal miners.
• Bricklaying adultery, and bizarre love triangles: all part of the fortunes & misfortunes of young Ben Jonson.
• More news on those Jane Austen "portraits."
• Confession of Charles I's executioner, rewarded with a stuck orange & a hankie for killing the king.
• Astonishing range of photographs of 19th c Americans on this tumblr.
• Beautiful 1876 corset embroidered with symbols of well-being and prosperity.
• From Quacks to Quaaludes: Three Centuries of Drug Advertising.
• Can you help identify portraits of unknown children found on Civil War battlefields?
• Awesome find: Victoria's mourning dress, complete to the shoes.
• History myth-busting, or eBay buyers beware: No real proof for "Suffragette Jewelry" with secret message.
• "Sallied forth in you drawers": Fascinating thoughts & images regarding Irish national dress.
• "Vaselinos": How Valentino changed the way Americans thought about sex.
• Discovering an 18th c female shoemaker in Boston.
• The unnatural history of the Dixie Cup.
• Strawberry season: 18th c recipe for Strawberry Fritters, plus version for modern cooks to try.
• "She seemed to realize...the intense loneliness of her lot": 19th c working children.
• Playing the now-forgotten game of Pope Joan in Georgian England.
• Early evidence of reading glasses found imprinted into medieval book.
• The haunting beauty of the Palladian Bridge at Prior Park, Bath.
• The seven plagues of the ancient Roman dweller.
1610 "Newes from Virginia" by Richard Rich
2 years ago