Friday, April 6, 2018
Treasures Afoot: Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. Image, Strawbery Banke; Photograph, Ellen McDermott Shoes reveal the hopes, dreams, and disappoin...
Thursday, January 25, 2018
A Boston Leather Chair
C. 1735 Boston Chair in Colonial Revival upholstery It’s 1745, you’ve had some economic success in life—comfortable, not wealthy—and yo...
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Two Refashioned Silk Dresses
Photograph by Laura Wulf @Massachusetts Historical Society Exhibit Teaser: Two refashioned silk dresses will be featured in the f...
Monday, December 11, 2017
Young Hannah Haines Diary: "I will never be vaccinated again" 1897-1912
Photo of the young diarist, Hannah Wiswall Haines Webb with her mother. Hannah was an only child, and was evidently doted on by parent...
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Holiday Gift Ideas for the Historically Minded
Jeff and I gathered a short list of holiday items for the historically-minded shopper. This year, we are highlighting books by women auth...
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