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More blogs by Pam Dewey:
- Wish You Were There?
- American Victorian People of Color
- HipPo’Boy Sandwiches??!!
- Flour Sack Fashions: Great-Granny Cooks Up a Family Wardrobe
- The African Dodger
- A Thoroughly American Thanksgiving
- You’ll Find That You’re In the Rotogravure
- Stone Mountain and the KKK
- The Dark Side of Barbie
- Scandalous Furniture
- An American Hero
- Mickey Mouse Saves the Day!
- The Cure for “Thinking Too Much”!
- Land of the Free…
- A Different Hat for Dr. Seuss
- Pony Tales
- Woodstic Surgery
- Civil War Instagrams
- Texas Invites the World
- Flash Gordon Goes Grocery Shopping
- Hiding in Plane Sight: Camouflaging the Homeland in WW2
- Big Beyond Belief
- Titanic–Minus the Romance
- Where Did All the Cheerful Music Go?
- Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
- Movies before the Multi-Plex
- The Big Brush-Off
- Taming the Wild West
Category Archives: Victorian
Dispelling Misconceptions and Preconceived Notions! Portraits from 1870s to 1890s
You have no doubt heard of the National Enquirer tabloid. No, I understate that…you have NO DOUBT seen weekly editions of the Enquirer in a rack at the checkout counter of your local grocery store for over fifty years. In … Continue reading
You’ve no doubt seen the inexpensive portrait studios in places like Walmart and Sears. When I was young in the 1950s, the big name in inexpensive portraiture was Olan Mills. I have a box full of portraits of myself taken … Continue reading
Cocaine toothache drops were popular with children and with their parents. Not only would the medicine numb the pain, but it could also put the user in a “better” mood. With the epidemic in recent decades of young people addicted … Continue reading
Boilerplate was a mechanical man developed by Professor Archibald Campion during the 1880s and unveiled at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Built in a small Chicago laboratory, Boilerplate was a prototype soldier built for “preventing the deaths of men in … Continue reading