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I found this hilarious cartoon over on [livejournal.com profile] history_macros



Now how many of you have thought the exact same thing about a project? LOL!

Doll house!

Jun. 2nd, 2008 10:09 am
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I had to share a photo I just got from my recent trip to North Carolina. We visited a toy museum, and it held about 2 or 3 dozen Victorian doll houses of different types. I'm telling you, some of these were beyond anything I could possibly imagine!! Each room had tiny accessories that were necessary back in the day right down to a laundress working in the laundry room!!

Anyway, one of the smaller and most charming ones was a Milliner's shop complete with tiny hat boxes. I'll spare your friend's page and put the photo under a cut.

This way to the hat shop... )
madamemodiste: (I love bustles)
The following is a poem about how women, no matter how stuffed their closets, complain of having "nothing to wear". It apparently created a sensation when published!

Harper's Weekly, February 7, 1857, P. 84.

Miss Flora M'Flimsey, of Madison Square,
Has made three separate journeys to Paris,
And her father assures me, each time she was there,
That she and her friend Mrs. Harris
(Not the lady whose name is so famous in history,
But plain Mrs.H., without romance or mystery)
Spent six consecuitve weeks without stopping,
In one continuous round of shopping;
Shopping alone, and shopping together,
At all hours of the day, and in all sorts of weather;
For all manner of things that a woman can put
On the crown of her head or the sole of her foot,
Or wrap round her shoulders, or fit round her waist,
Or that can be sewed on, or pinned on, or laced,
Or tied on with a string, or stitched on with a bow,
In front or behind, above or below:
READ THE REST OF THIS POEM )

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