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Michelangelo’s Handwritten 16th-Century Grocery List

“A herring, tortelli, two fennel soups, four anchovies and ‘a small quarter of a rough wine’” Michelangelo’s illustrated grocery list from 1518

~Paris, Skirt and polonaise, 1885. Velvet, beads, silk, glass~   Collection of Shelburne Museum.

Ensemble by Emile Pingat, 1885 Paris, Shelburne Museum . Another example of Pingat taking inspiration from century menswear styles.

Mary Ingalls, the sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder, went blind from illness at age 14.

Book News: Mary Ingalls May Not Have Gone Blind From Scarlet Fever

Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition shown in photos developed nearly 100 years later.

Photographs from a 1915 Antarctica expedition were recently discovered. Images available on the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust website.

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Penguin Frolic Baby Quilt Pattern - If you're looking for quilt blocks or baby quilt patterns, browse through our quilt gallery. Discover your next quilt project at HowStuffWorks.

Snow blockade, March 29, 1881 -- The Meteorology of Little House on the Prairie

This photo shows a snowbound locomotive, photographed on March in western Minnesota. - Perhaps this was the very train that Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family were waiting for as she wrote about in her book, The Long Winter

Laura Ingalls Wilder at age 70

Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder (February 1867 – February was an American author who wrote the Little House series of books based on her childhood in a pioneer family. Laura's daughter, Rose, inspired Laura to write her books. MY MOST FAVORITE SHOW

Laura Ingalls Wilder -- Biography

Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote the Little House books, but she was also a prolific writer of magazine and newspaper articles. If you haven't read the Little House books, there's just something BADLY WRONG with you.

Four skeletons unearthed in Poland appear to have been buried in a “vampire” ritual designed to prevent them returning from the grave. Shown here are the graves (Image: Regional Conservator of Monuments)

Pictured: “Vampire” skeletons unearthed in Poland

Vampire graveyard found in Poland? Archaeologists in Gliwice, southern Poland have discovered a burial ground where the dead were laid to rest in accordance with practices for alleged vampires.

Colonel Patterson and the first Tsavo lion

Man-Eaters of Tsavo

Colonel Patterson with Tsavo-Lion - Tsavo Man-Eaters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

West of Sleepy Eye, Minn. in March 1881

Bridgman's would have survived severe storms or (The Long Winter) and 1888 West of Sleepy Eye, Minn.

The Tsavo Lions | The Field Museum

The Tsavo Lions at The Field Museum Chicago, IL these are the actual lions stuffed, that were portrayed in the movie- The Ghost and the Darkness.