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Robin O'Sullivan
Robin O'Sullivan
Robin O'Sullivan

Robin O'Sullivan

Topics of Troy University history courses (that I teach or plan to teach) and other items of historical interest. @historynibbles on Twitter and Instagram

The Four Gospels Linen paper Unknown provenance, 1226 A.D. The four Gospels in Arabic are decorated with punctuation marks as gilt rosettes and miniatures of the four evangelists. This illumination shows St. John painted in tempera and gold.

This enthralling book journeys through every major era of fashion history: classical Greece and Rome; the court dress of the Chinese Tang dynasty; the emergence of the Japanese kimono; early Native American and Pre-Columbian textiles; Renaissance, Restoration, and Romantic costume; the Belle Epoque and Art Deco; sportswear, ready-to-wear, and haute couture; the British menswear revolution; Japanese street fashion---and much, much more.

Photo #2 of the Week 9-15-2014. Cucumbers delivered to Alaga Syrup / W & W Pickles location. Not dated [possibly ca. 1950]. From RG 107 Hugh Spann Photograph Collection.

Photo of the Week 8/18/2014. Front of brochure for Wiregrass Festival of Murals, Dothan, AL. Not dated. Murals are painted on walls of downtown buildings. Map indicates downtown Dothan location, title of the mural, and short history of the event(s) depicted in the mural. From RG 130 Wiregrass Festival of Murals

Likable, clever, and inventive sixth-graders Rufus Mayflower and Kate MacKinstrey develop and sell toothpaste to become millionaires in just one year!

Don't forget that July is National Ice Cream Month! Our friends at Smithsonian Libraries uncover homemade ice cream freezers from the late 1800s.

History in the Making | A Trip on the Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan

American Milking Devons were among the first cattle brought over by the British in 1623.

Golden Eagle Syrup - made in Alabama

Monuments Men (from left to right) George Stout, Sgt. Travese, Walker Hancock, and Lt. Kovalyak at the excavation of Bernterode. George Clooney plays a character based on Stout in the movie. (Walker Hancock Collection, courtesy of the Monuments Men Foundation.)

Photo of the Week 1-27-2014... The 2000th winner of the Queen For A Day contest visited Dothan for National Peanut Festival in 1952. L-to-R: Sarah Wiggins; Queen Betty Phillips; Mr. Phillips; Harold Wiggins. From RG 019 Harold Wiggins Papers.