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Dress, Mme. Duboys, Paris, 1897. Purple silk moiré. Worn for a 50th wedding anniversary celebration, it may also have been a half-mourning dress. Fenimore Art Museum via The Clothing Project Tumblr

Collection’s Highlight: Purple Moiré Silk Dress Jane Gaston Wood a Quaker of Aurora, New York married Reverend Edward Taylor of Lee, Massachusetts on October Jane Gaston.

"There are no such things as dangerous weapons. There are only dangerous men."

As seen by the swords. "There are no such things as dangerous weapons. There are only dangerous men.

Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection

Smithsonian Civil War is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book featuring 150 entries in honor of the anniversary of the Civil War. From among tens of thousands of Civil War objects in the Smithsonian

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Illustrations by Ivan Kuskov

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"The Three Musketeers" by Alexandre Dumas I have not read this book since grade but I loved it then. It is a fantastic story and much different from the many movie versions

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Boston Illustration: More Book cover mock-ups