Sometime between Reconstruction, this episode of MTV: True Life, and the hundred-thousandth wedding held on a plantation in South Carolina, the term Southern Belle became just another friendly identifier to put in your Twitter bio, a throwaway regional label no weightier than Cali Surfer Dude. But the difference between SoCal pride and honoring your Southern gentility is that the latter celebrates the ugliest stain in America's history.
The "Southern Belle" Is a Racist Fiction
Mrs Ed Zinn Lovely in Velvet Jacket Gingham Hoopskirt Fine Bonnet by Lochman'S | eBay. Medium-sized purse
photo and article about Selina Gray, Robt. E. Lee's house slave
Drawers from January 1863 Peterson?
Cambric - Gone with the Wind | Fabrics.net Fabrics.net
Thomas BROOKS The Sister’s Grave
LARGE SIZE PAINTINGS: Thomas BROOKS The Sister’s Grave
"A Treatise on the Art of Boiling Sugar, Crystallizing, Lozenge-Making, Comfits, Gum Goods, and Other Processes for Confectionary" - Henry Weatherley, 1865, 155 pp. Historical Cookbooks, Food History, Boiled Sugar, Bit Collection, Golden Bit, Henry Weatherley, Google Book, Gastronomy Libraries, Mid 19Th Century
A treatise on the art of boiling sugar, crystallizing, lozenge-making ... - Henry Weatherley, Katherine Golden Bitting Collection on Gastronomy (Library of Congress) - Google Books
Maine nurse at Benton's Barracks. Discusses plight of freedwomen working as nurses.
Memoir of Emily Elizabeth Parsons
Library of Congress acquires iconic Civil War image of master and slave headed…
I love the expression on Silas's face.
CIVIL WAR CDV YOUNG LADY BY A P BAILEY OF SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA
Ballgown with Fichu c.1857 (front) (original source unknown)
Ballgown ca. 1865. "The straw embroidery on this dress makes it particularly spectacular worn over a crinoline," says Europeana blog about photo (by Christa Losta), from the Vienna Museum. Civil Wars, 1865 Civil, Christa Losta, Straws Embroidery, Spectacular Worn, Gowns, 1865 Fotos, Dresses, Europeana Fashion
Front-closing Ballgown ca. 1865. "The straw embroidery on this dress makes it particularly spectacular worn over a crinoline," says Europeana blog about photo (by Christa Losta), from the Vienna Museum. (couldn't find the original photo at the Wein Museum)
In the Swan's Shadow: Woman's ballgown bodice, 1860s Front closing
In the Swan's Shadow: Woman's ballgown bodice, 1860s
African Muslims in Antebellum America: Transatlantic Stories and Spiritual Struggles: Allan D. Austin: 9780415912709: Amazon.com: Books
Biography of Yarrow Mamout and his descendants. Fascinating.
19th-century American Women: Photos of 1800s African American Women