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Factory Meets Farmhouse

You should join Joss and Main - I did!

Elie Saab ● Sheer Sequin Gown


40sClassic - 1950s Dior Dress.

The Sampler, (1931-1932) Leonard Campbell Taylor (1874 – 1969)

BBC - Your Paintings - The Sampler

On Christmas Eve, you lay out the pickle ornament in front of the tree with the milk and cookies for Santa. Then, Santa hides the pickle ornament. In the morning, the first person to find the pickle ornament receives an extra present from Santa - a tradition from the 20s! My grandma still does this :)

La Buena Vida: The Christmas Pickle

Hannie Schaft, part of the Dutch resistance movement in WWII. She was arrested just 3 weeks before the end of the war. Her last words to her executioners, between the first and second bullets, were: "I shoot better than you." WOW

Haarlem Shuffle - History - Hannie Schaft

South Korean Kim Bok-dong, now 90 years old, was taken from her home village at 14, and abused as a ‘comfort woman’ by the Japanese Army. Here she gives a rare insight into her horrific experience and her continued fight for justice.

What it's like to be a 'comfort woman'

10 Moms Who Changed the World - Stoudt-mother of 3 sons in Navy, worked in ammunition plant and had idea to use cloth tape to seal ammo boxes so it could be opened in seconds while keeping it dry, saving many lives when time was critical. her bosses rejected idea but Pres. Roosevelt wrote them a letter and and Navy wrote her they would "fast track" her idea. Thus duct tape was born. Aug. 2, 2014

Vesta Stoudt: 10 Moms Who Changed the World -

Tesla Alternating Motor. Patented February 25, 1896.

bao bao the giant panda cub by tara on the wander


Phenomenal Fashion

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red: 888,246 Ceramic Poppies at the Tower of London to commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI, by Paul Cummins

“ LES LIAISONS DE MARIE ANTOINETTE | LIT À LA POLONAISE | After bathing, Louis XVI would rest on this lit à la polonaise, part of the furnishings in his bath at Château...


South Kensington, London

Frida Kahlo, tras ella, "Acrobat" de Pablo Picasso.

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The Nurse Practice Act 100 Years Ago, The Nurses Of Rochester Changed The World Of Nursing. The title Registered Nurse, "R.N." derived from the nurse registration act of 1903. These all happened here, in Rochester New York.

Mont St. Michel, France; also known as Hogwarts., via Flickr.

Medici Fountain, Luxembourg Gardens, Paris

Born August 19th, 1883: Iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel.

Sainte-Chapelle, Paris

Love Bridge, Paris

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Bob Fletcher, a former California agriculture inspector who, ignoring the resentment of neighbors, quit his job in the middle of World War II to manage the fruit farms of Japanese families forced to live in internment camps, died on May 23 in Sacramento. He was 101.