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Vacation, 1870s style

People ‘swimming’ at Murray Bay (La Malbaie), Quebec. Photo taken by Livernois, c.1870. Source: [McCord Museum MP-1981.178] Advertisements

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The “pointy flats” (shoe post no.1)

Originally posted on fashionarchaeology:
H.Dannecker, G. Schick, 1802, Staatliche museum, Berlin, Germany leather and gold decoration, shoes, 1790s How do we choose our shoes? what makes us long for a pair of very pointed flats rather than round toed ballerinas?……

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This Looks Like the Greatest Nap of Life

A little girl takes a rest by leaning on her dog, c.1894-1895. Taken by photographer Robert K. Bonine in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, this stereographic card comes with the caption “Tired of play”. Source: [Library of Congress LC-USZ62-112636]

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A Photo From Dr. King’s Funeral

Today’s document related to Martin Luther King, Jr. is from the website set up by his descendants.  I can’t put it up on my site because of their licensing rules, but you can view it on their site, The Martin … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr. in Comic Book Form

The front cover of the Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story comic book, published by the Fellowship of Reconciliation in December 1957. What’s even better than the front cover?  You can view the whole book here: Pdf file Martin Luther … Continue reading

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Countdown to August 28th

For those that know me, it’s no secret – my favourite historical figure of all time is Martin Luther King, Jr.  Even though I specialized in ancient Roman history I have always been fascinated by King because he was able … Continue reading

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14th Century Italian Gluttony Looks Like Fun

From a book by the Cocharelli family of Genoa, Italy, c.1330-1340.  It was probably meant to teach the family’s children about the seven deadly sins.  This wonderful illumination’s sin? Gluttony.  Here’s the caption from the British Library: “Miniature of a … Continue reading

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