Tag Archives: Victorian Era

Memorial Quilts: Expressions of Remembrance

Civil War Memorial Quilt from the Quilt Index and the Massachusetts project. Each of the white strips and the stars are inscribed with the name of a Massachusetts soldier, his company and the date he enlisted.

Graveyard Quilts for Mourning By Judy Anne Breneman, womenfolk.com Before modern medicine the loss of beloved friends and family members was all too familiar. Childbirth was dangerous and it was a rare mother who didn’t lose one or more children. Husbands were lost through war or accident. Bereavement was a part of everyday life. Ways […]

Can I have your Autograph?

Stan Lee at an autographing event. "I would write the stories, and hope the public would buy them and like them, and then I'd be able to pay the rent. I never really spent time thinking how long will that last, because I knew if the character became unpopular, I can always write another one. I was always writing other ones."

by Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher Since ancient Roman times, a man’s ability to sign his name separated him from the masses and marked him as a member of the ruling class at a time when all but a very few were illiterate. A man’s signature entitled him to make decisions that affected people, property, and wealth, […]

A Brief History of the Sewing Machine

A Brief History of the Sewing Machine

By Alex Askaroff Alex Askaroff is the enthusiastic founder of sewalot.com, a wildly popular website for all things sewing-machine related and officially named the number one antique sewing machine website. With millions of visitors, his enterprise is noted for its extreme depth of information and ease (and great humor) with which the information is disseminated. […]

Beauty In Advertising

Beauty In Advertising The Alluring Images of Ladies from the Victorian Era by Chris H. Beyer A wise man once noted that pretty women have been selling us things since the beginning of time. Images of attractive women have long been used by advertisers to promote a variety of products. Interestingly, the commercial use of […]