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Long before today’s social media outlets, people found cheap and colorful ways to broadcast their thoughts to friends, family members and acquaintances. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Halloween postcards of the early 20th century. These cards and their colorful images are in some ways a precursor of today’s social media, sort of … Continue reading “Halloween postcards: Edwardian Instagram?”
Imagine you’re in your twenties, unmarried, and you see someone you’re attracted to in your local ice cream parlor. You’re alone and you’d really like to introduce yourself. Sounds simple enough, but if you lived during the 18th or 19th centuries you’d face a mountain of objections. For one, if you were a young woman … Continue reading “Escort Cards – Victorian Tinder?”
There’s no doubt about it. Jigsaw puzzles are having a moment. While weathering the COVID-19 pandemic, many people stuck at home are coping with the situation by doing puzzles. Specifically, jigsaw puzzles. Sales have surged since stay-at-home orders went into effect, and puzzle makers are having a hard time meeting the demand. Ravensburger, the largest … Continue reading “Puzzling through the Coronavirus Crisis”
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