Found these random 19th century photographs I picked up in New England years ago while doing more sewing room cleaning. I love old photos. Makes you wonder what their lives were like.
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My own #dailyinspo. This tea towel I got last time in Brighton made its way to living room where it has informed me it wants to be a flat pillow back for my danish chair. This original painting by George Dunlope Leslie and held as part of permanent collections at Brighton museum is much loved by my daughter and I, reminding us of special times together. I love the mustard yellow of woman’s dress and see it harmonious with African birch dyed Mali cloth I use as seating for the chair. I love the child’s blue colored dress under ivory pinafore and the sofa’s upholstery pattern I die for! French indienne stripe with small floral repeat. @moore.christopher would know the proper name for this stripe and flower combination
One of the oldest American books in my personal collection: J. T. Kent, Sexual Neuroses (St. Louis, Mo.: Maynard & Tedford, 1879); first edition.
The author, James Tyler Kent (1849–1916), is known as the "father of American homeopathy." An opponent of the germ theory, Kent held that illnesses were best treated by giving patients diluted doses of substances that in larger amounts would produce symptoms similar to the disease.
Sexual Neuroses was Kent's first book, published just after he embraced homeopathy. The text is primarily concerned with the dangers of masturbation in both men and women, a practice he sees as the cause of numerous physical and mental maladies.
The book offers glimpses of homoerotic conduct, notably with youths luring their peers into mutual masturbation: "The very common practice occurs at schools, when boys club together in squads and go behind embankments of stone-wall or creek banks...." He adds that "boys of the effeminate type suffer first and most from this vice...."
The brief section headed "sodomy" entirely ignores anal sex; instead, it discusses bestiality. Oral sex, by contrast, earns a grudging reference that acknowledges homosexuality in passing: "A loathsome abuse of the sexual organs ... uses the mouth as a vagina. Some of these benighted creatures are males, others females."
One wonders if any of those Midwestern American "effeminate boys" that so worried Kent grew up to become just such delightfully "benighted creatures." Here's hoping!
Patron - Transcriptions of personals notes from around the State of Alabama in the 2nd edition of the Birmingham Iron Age Newspaper published February 19, 1874.
#1870S, #AlabamaGenealogy, #AlabamaHistory
Only OG followers will remember that my first meme was on Boss Tweed
In the 1860s-70s, tightly organized groups of politicians known as political machines controlled the major political parties. Each machine had a boss. Boss Tweed, the boss (Grand Sachem) of the Democratic New York Political Machine known as Tammany Hall, used his position for corruption and total political power. Tweed would steal money from taxpayers and control who would be nominated for the party’s candidate. To secure votes,Tammany Hall also provided the poor and immigrants with social services in order to secure votes. At the peak of his career, Tweed and his cronies pocketed 65% of public building funds. While Tweed would originally succeeding in his lavish lifestyle supported by corruption, his corruption was discovered, helped by the political cartoons of Thomas Nast. Tweed was arrested and charged for forgery and larceny in 1873. Tweed spend the rest of his life in Ludlow Street Jail (even though he escaped once). It is estimated (in today’s standards) that Tweed amassed a sum of (in today’s standards) $25 million to $200 million. #apush#apushmemes#apushistory#history#ushistory#americanhistory#bosstweed#tammanyhall#corruption#politicalmachine#1800s#19thcentury#1860s#1870s#america#american#usa#us#meme#memes#historymeme#historymemes
The professional shots of the Muguet corset are back! Here's a side shot that provides a good view of the tum and bust shaping.
@chesebroderie's hand embroidery and flossing looks amazing here!
I love the rounded and slightly cupped bust shape that the gores provide. Perfect for the rounder bust shape popular in the 1880s. The tum is also slightly rounded (another silhouette feature of the late 1870s and 80s). I can't wait to make another one of these corsets.
More yummy photos coming up this week! 📷: @dtgonzales01
My dears! Today we're talking ABOUT EVENTS we can visit and where we can meet each other.🏰👏⠀
You ask me very often how do I know about events.Usually it happens by word of mouth or when the organizers of previous events invite us to new ones.
Sometimes I look for them on Facebook, sometimes on Google, but it does not help when you don’t speak local language, and there is no English translation information. Therefore, there is a dead end.
But word of mouth will help everyone!⠀
Tell me about interesting events where you are going to be or maybe you would really like to go. Maybe you are organizing a ball and want to invite new guests.⠀
Country, city does not matter because my followers are from different countries.⠀
Share interesting with us:⠀
1. Country, city⠀
2. Name of the event⠀
5. How to get more info.⠀
You often ask me where to go or invite somewhere. Write it here. It will be interesting for all.⠀
We will go to the Winter Ball 1773, in Antwerp, Belgium, on November 24.⠀
And on the New Year's Ball 1830-65 in the opera of Ghent, Belgium, January 19.⠀
This is from the nearest plans for the balls.⠀
Who of you will we see here?⠀
Tell us about what you are planning.⠀
Turn on the word of mouth radio📻!⠀
Давайте сегодня поговорим ОБ ЭВЕНТАХ которые можно посетить и где мы с вами сможем встретиться🏰👏.⠀
Вы меня часто спрашиваете, как я узнаю об эвентах.⠀ Секрет прост, в основном по сарафанному радио или когда нас приглашают организаторы предыдущих эвентов на новые.⠀
Иногда в Фейсбуке, в Гугле, но это не помогает когда ты не понимаешь язык страны в которую собираешься, а на английском информации нет. Поэтому бывает тупик.⠀
Но сарафанное радио всем поможет! ⠀
Расскажите о интересных эвентах куда собираетесь или очень бы хотели. Или вы организуете бал и хотите новых гостей. Пишите здесь!⠀
Страна, город значения не имеет так как мои читатели из разных стран.⠀
1. Страна, город⠀
2. Название эвента⠀
3. О чем он⠀
5. Как где найти больше инфо. ⠀
Расскажите о том куда вы планируете.⠀
Включаем сарафанное радио!📻 #irina_krutasova_dance ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀