This is Emily Wong presenting her research on the Britton Uprising that she worked on this past Spring 2017 semester in London. Even though it was more recent history, it was still eye opening!! #ColgateHistory#London#StudyAbroad#HistoricalResearch @raidersinlondon
Erin Lai had us laughing and learning about her research on the issues of education & social classes in England from her semester abroad this past Spring at today's London Study Group Presentations!#ColgateHistory#London#StudyAbroad#HistoricalResearch @raidersinlondon
This summer I fell completely in love with original practice reconstructions, and I've missed it terribly since being back in NYC. Thus I've decided to take on the challenge of recreating this c. 1780 gown from Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion 1, with the goal of getting it as close to the original garment as I possibly can. This means natural threads, potato starch glazing, and, of course, stitching entirely by hand (but sadly not by candle light 🙁).The idea is to get a sense not only of the scale of the work that went into clothing in the 18th century, but also to better understand the people who wore them. Since I'm making no (intentional!) alterations to the pattern--taken by Ms Arnold directly from the original garment--I will be able to get a sense of the original size and proportions of the woman who owned this gown. It's a very intimate process, almost as if you're bringing someone back to life after 200 years! I hope to document my journey (as often as I remember to!), and hope to finish the project by the end of this year. Stay tuned for some historical costuming adventures!
If you haven't already come across @whereinwinchester you really need to pay their new website a visit. Laura is a lovely lady, full of knowledge and research skills.
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What inspires me to write 1940s era fiction? I grew up listening to my parents and family talk about gathering around the radio during the war years, rationing, and how the women went to work while the men served. My uncle was stationed at Pearl Harbor during the bombing and I've never forgotten his quiet, remorseful telling of the events that day.
I became obsessed with these stories and all things 1940s- particularly music, fashion, and automobiles.
I am also inspired by my little dot on the map. Everyday when I write, I try to immerse myself in this location during the 1940s. Dirt roads, small town festivals, and slower times.
#authorinspired as tagged by @anna.b.madrise_author 😊 💕
Graciela Swiderski is working at the Dr. Ernesto. H.Celesia Library, inside the General Archive of the Nation (Archivo General de La Nación). For Mrs .Swiderski, Doctor in History: ¨The historical research is very similar to the criminalistic research”, trying to get information for arrive to the true. The General Archive of the Nation is one of the most important in Latin America, both in terms of written, sound and visual documents. It was founded on August 28, 1821 as "Archive of the Province of Buenos Aires".
Graciela Swiderski se encuentra trabajando en la biblioteca Dr. Ernesto.H.Celesia, que pertenece al Archivo General de la Nación. Para la Doctora en Historia, la señora Swiderski: “ la investigación histórica se parece mucho a la investigación criminalística”, intentando buscar pruebas para alcanzar a una conclusión verdadera. El Archivo General de la Nación (AGN), es uno de los archivos más importantes de América Latina y fue fundada el 28 de agosto de 1821 como el “Archivo de la Provincia de Buenos Aires”. #ArchivoGeneraldelaNacion#AGN#Archive#History#Historia#BuenosAires#HistoricalResearch#Researcher#Tesis#Latam#igerbsas#baires#Oldbooks#Archivo#argentina
"...many of these individuals, both Anglo-American and those that came from elsewhere, had never before left their countries or cities of origin, so they made literal sociocultural translations of what they witnessed which reflected their own prejudices about those unknown to them." (Speaking of newly arrived people in California after the Gold Rush)
For some reason, those left in power didn't evolve much. If you don't want to be racist; travel. Chances are, your bubble is so small it has blinded you from seeing the diverse reality we actually live in. --------------
“This is a picture from the first big Gail event I went to at Stanford during freshman year and Stella, Rei, Jack, Stephen and I just made a whole day of it. They really made my start at UCSC worthwhile” - Lex, 2016-2017 CUIP #memories
Today in #VintageSummerChallenge ..#bythewater !! It's not a photo of me but a little research about historial swimwear, this reminds me an article i read some years ago (7 years ago more or less) about the swimwear in the 19th century in www.victoriana.com (if someone is interested in here you are the link: http://www.victoriana.com/library/Beach/FashionableBathingSuits.htm ) i remember i was shocked about the fact that in the 18th century women used to sew weights into the hem of their gowns to prevent the garment to floating up and showing their legs!! , later in the regency era it changed a little bit (fortunately) , the bathing suit was described as...
"A gown of white French cambric, or pale pink muslin, with long sleeves, and antique cuffs of thin white muslin worn over trowsers of white French cambric, which are trimmed the same as the bottom of the dress. A figured short scarf of pale buff, with deep pale-green border, and rich silk tassels; with gloves of pale buff kid; and sandals of pale yellow, or white Morocco, complete this truly simple but becoming dress." ( La Belle Assemblee Fashions, Sept 1810)
I definitely prefer the Victorian or Edwardian era Style, when Amelia's Bloomer influence let innovate the swimwear using Bloomers, "turkish" pants and "paletot" dresses even they were made in heavy flannel fabric...thank god this have changed a lot!! 🙏 #VintageSummerDay4#Friends_of_Faces_and_Style#historicalresearch#bathingwear#swimsuit#historical#VintageSummerlorraine_de_lioncourt#victorians#regencyperiod#18thcentury#researching#article#fashionhistory @anneliesvanoverbeek @faces_and_style
at the healing spring of the Prophet Bedward where he performed thousands of baptisms in the early 20th c. the most pure blue mtn water emerges from this large sedimentary rock, then flows into the Hope River. TY to my new friend and fellow researcher Max for showing me the spot, we're both working to spread the story of Bedward and the Jamaica Native Free Baptist Church to the new generations. @gideontoursja #historyofreligion#historicalresearch#jamaicanhistory