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Daily Archives: December 21, 2011

forbearance was not their strong suit…

          In the December 21st, 1861 issue of Harper’s Weekly, the following article appeared on page 806, with images to accompany it. Despite the fact that anyone who has ever fired a large gun could tell you that the particular layout shown in the left-hand image would be…problematic, if you will…the […]

another poetic interlude

In the category of “whilst looking for something else entirely….” we give you the following ditty (and cautionary tale), straight out of Harper’s Weekly, from 150 years ago today: Fashion for the Fireside To Mrs. J. I give thee this fire-proof dress, my love. Wearing all that attire, It gives me the greatest distress, my […]