Newsgirl, Park Row NYC, 1910.

Newsgirl, Park Row NYC, 1910.

frenchhistory:


Costume de sirène pour Mlle Guimard (Le Ballet des sens, Jean-Joseph Mouret)
Dessins et croquis de costumes pour les opéras représentés à Paris et à Versailles de 1739 à 1767
Louis-René Boquet (1717-1814), 1770.
BnF, Manuscrits, Rothschild 1462, n° 93
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Marie-Madeleine Guimard was a French ballerina who dominated the Parisian stage during the reign of Louis XVI. For twenty-five years she was the star of the Paris Opera. She made herself even more famous by her love affairs, especially by her long liaison with the prince de Soubise. According to Edmond de Goncourt, when d’Alembert was asked why dancers like La Guimard made such prodigious fortunes, when singers did not, he responded, “It is a necessary consequence of the laws of motion”

frenchhistory:

Costume de sirène pour Mlle Guimard (Le Ballet des sens, Jean-Joseph Mouret)
Dessins et croquis de costumes pour les opéras représentés à Paris et à Versailles de 1739 à 1767
Louis-René Boquet (1717-1814), 1770.
BnF, Manuscrits, Rothschild 1462, n° 93

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Marie-Madeleine Guimard was a French ballerina who dominated the Parisian stage during the reign of Louis XVI. For twenty-five years she was the star of the Paris Opera. She made herself even more famous by her love affairs, especially by her long liaison with the prince de Soubise. According to Edmond de Goncourt, when d’Alembert was asked why dancers like La Guimard made such prodigious fortunes, when singers did not, he responded, “It is a necessary consequence of the laws of motion”

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fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:


This Costa Rican postage stamp features Francisca “Pancha” Carrasco (1828-1890), notable for her participation in the Second Battle of Rivas of 1856, when she became one of her country’s earliest woman soldiers.

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fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

This Costa Rican postage stamp features Francisca “Pancha” Carrasco (1828-1890), notable for her participation in the Second Battle of Rivas of 1856, when she became one of her country’s earliest woman soldiers.

(via fylatinamericanhistory)

Canaries who live aboard Ambulance Train to cheer wounded with song

Canaries who live aboard Ambulance Train to cheer wounded with song

"I choose to study medicine because I realise only too well the moral impact one has as doctor on a female patient. While one soothes their physical suffering, women open their heart to you. I see medicine as a way to help women get out of their dull resignation, to get them to help each other and make them stronger so that they will demand that which they have a right to."

— Isala Van Diest (1842-1916), the first female physician in Belgium

(Source: flanderstoday.eu)

Minneapolis Park Board girls rifle team, circa 1920.

Minneapolis Park Board girls rifle team, circa 1920.

Have you ever poured syrup in the snow to make candy?  Did you ever wish you had a light blue calling card?  Have you ever contemplated ”Manly” as a boyfriend nickname?  If so, I have a book suggestion for you: The Wilder Life by Wendy McClure.
The Wilder Life follows BUST columnist and Little House fanatic Wendy McClure as she visits the sites from Laura’s life.  It is equal parts fandom memoir and travelogue, a project book with the author revisiting Laura’s life through visits to the homesteads and pioneer activities.  Reading The Wilder Life inspired me to reread several of the original books, noticing things that I’d skipped over as a child.
While I enjoyed the book, I think those who were children in the 70s might enjoy it a bit more as the author was also a child during the 70s Laura revival.  I actually saw the TV show in reruns before I read the books, so my perspective is a bit different.  

Have you ever poured syrup in the snow to make candy?  Did you ever wish you had a light blue calling card?  Have you ever contemplated ”Manly” as a boyfriend nickname?  If so, I have a book suggestion for you: The Wilder Life by Wendy McClure.

The Wilder Life follows BUST columnist and Little House fanatic Wendy McClure as she visits the sites from Laura’s life.  It is equal parts fandom memoir and travelogue, a project book with the author revisiting Laura’s life through visits to the homesteads and pioneer activities.  Reading The Wilder Life inspired me to reread several of the original books, noticing things that I’d skipped over as a child.

While I enjoyed the book, I think those who were children in the 70s might enjoy it a bit more as the author was also a child during the 70s Laura revival.  I actually saw the TV show in reruns before I read the books, so my perspective is a bit different.  

Easter Egg Rolling at the White House, 1921.

Easter Egg Rolling at the White House, 1921.

The Sarajevo Haggadah, a Jewish illuminated manuscript dating back more than 650 years, has survived everything from the Spanish Inquisition to the siege of Sarajevo, which began 20 years ago. Now it is threatened once again — this time, by the lack of funding for Sarajevo’s cultural institutions. RFE/RL looks at the book’s history as Jews around the world celebrate Passover, the holiday when the Haggadah is read.

I really liked what the curator said, “This country is a multicultural country.  There are several religions.  I see all of them as my tradition, as traditions of my country.”

This museum is in serious danger of closing so I wish there was a donation link I could pass on, but I can’t find one.

(Source: fyeaheasterneurope)

A hospital visiting committee sets out to bring Passover food packages to patients at a military hospital near Denver, 1952.
Observant Jews do not consume leavened bread during Passover, these women were likely delivering Kosher for Passover food for Jewish patients.  
Photo via the American Jewish Historical Society.  They have identified the woman at the door of car receiving packages as chairperson Betty Moses, but they are still looking to identify the other women.  If you recognize anyone, click the photo and comment on the original Flickr page.

A hospital visiting committee sets out to bring Passover food packages to patients at a military hospital near Denver, 1952.

Observant Jews do not consume leavened bread during Passover, these women were likely delivering Kosher for Passover food for Jewish patients.  

Photo via the American Jewish Historical Society.  They have identified the woman at the door of car receiving packages as chairperson Betty Moses, but they are still looking to identify the other women.  If you recognize anyone, click the photo and comment on the original Flickr page.

ourpresidents:

Easter Egg Roll at the Carter White House - Amy Carter and James Earl Carter IV on the South Lawn.  4/1/1980
Happy Easter Weekend!  May your eggs be bright, your bunnies chocolate, and your rolls smooth.

ourpresidents:

Easter Egg Roll at the Carter White House - Amy Carter and James Earl Carter IV on the South Lawn.  4/1/1980

Happy Easter Weekend!  May your eggs be bright, your bunnies chocolate, and your rolls smooth.

Things that are awesome

Things that are awesome

(Source: textsfromhillaryclinton)

From the National Archives UK:

This is one of several rolls of payments by the executors of the late queen Eleanor. It records the payments made for the crosses that King Edward I had erected commemorating his dead wife, Eleanor of Castille (they mark the nightly resting places along the route taken when her body was transported to London). These places include Charing Cross and Waltham Cross.

From the National Archives UK:

This is one of several rolls of payments by the executors of the late queen Eleanor. It records the payments made for the crosses that King Edward I had erected commemorating his dead wife, Eleanor of Castille (they mark the nightly resting places along the route taken when her body was transported to London). These places include Charing Cross and Waltham Cross.

Joan Zamboni, newly-crowned women's figure skating champion of California, 1950.

Joan Zamboni, newly-crowned women's figure skating champion of California, 1950.