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Meet 18th-Century Fur Traders At Louis Joliet Mall

Come meet Forest Preserve District of Will County interpretive naturalists as they portray Shishibe and Sylvie, French fur traders who lived among the Potawatomi tribe in Illinois Country. The “Voyage Through Time” program will be...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 16 Jan 2018

Almansa 2018

Poster of the international meeting of historical recreation in almansa, April 2018, organized by Asociación 1707 Almansa Historica. // battle of almansa, International Historical reenactment meeting, April 2018, organized by the 707 Historical...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 16 Jan 2018

How to Lengthen/Shorten 18th Century Stays

The #1 question we receive about Simplicity 8162 (and will with Simplicity 8579 as well) is how to lengthen or shorten the stays. Particularly with Simplicity 8162, the body block used came up a little short and most seamstresses are needing to lengthen...

Highland Women’s Clothing in the Mid-18th Century

Unlike that of their male contemporaries, in the mid-1700s women’s clothing in the Highlands did not differ much from what was being worn in the Lowlands, England or the rest of western Europe. The distinctive arasaid (Gaelic: earrasaid or earasaid),...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 12 Jan 2018

18th Century Angling. Hand lines & fishing poles.

Below: 17th & 18th century Fishing poles with fixed lines.You will note that these fixed lines were often very short, the pole being used to drop the line away from the bank.Below: Hand lines tied on bush poles 19th century.Below:18th Century hand...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 Jan 2018

Patterns and Books for 18th Century Stays

Simplicity 8579 Stays, 1700 - 1770.With the release of our book, The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking, we've given you patterns and instructions for a great many lovely 18th century gowns, accessories, and skirt supports....but one thing...

Frith Street, Soho: Mozart’s London Tour

One Wolfgang Mozart, a German Boy, of about eight Years old, is arrived here, who can play upon various sorts of Instruments of Music, in Concert, or Solo, and can compose Music surprisingly; so that he may be reckoned a Wonder at his Age. The Mozart...
From: All Things Georgian on 11 Jan 2018

Colonial-Age Shipwrecks Found Off Cape Canaveral Coast
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 10 Jan 2018

One of the miseries of life – Gout

In the Georgian era, if you weren’t afflicted by gout you were nobody, it was very much a statement of wealth and class, something to aspire to have. Most sufferers of this complaint ate too much rich food and drank even more – port being...
From: All Things Georgian on 9 Jan 2018

What is an 18th Century Milliner / Marchande de Modes?

La marchande des modes by Francois Boucher, c. 1746, Wallace CollectionWhen you're just starting off in the world of 18th century dress, terminology can be *so* confusing.For one, there are both English and French terms to learn and sometimes they don't...

Queen Anne's Revenge Honolulu Drydock

Terrible to see how this great ship has been neglected & allowed to deteriorate. Should be a law against it!!!Keith.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 Jan 2018

Printed Paper Found In Blackbeard's Cannon. 1718 ad.

Image: Department of Natural and Cultural Resources."The researchers found 16 tiny fragments of paper in a mass of wet sludge crammed inside the chamber of a breech-loading cannon (how it got there is anyone's guess)". I very much doubt that this writer...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 Jan 2018

17 - Costuming Year in Review

Jane Austen Festival, 2017. Photo by Tony Tumbusch.It's that time - that year-end-year-beginning-blog-post time. This year I feel I was a terrible blogger. One of the side effects of building out our business, even one based in costuming, is that more...

Inches or centimeters?

A New Year’s Resolution (the sort that I regularly make and rarely keep) . . . This object seems like a perfect way to introduce my (largely) American students to the utility of the metric system in thinking about the sizes of works of art in centimeters...
From: Enfilade on 1 Jan 2018

Wilderness Camping & Safety. FIRE.

 Any fire small or large, day or night has the potential to attract unwanted guests, so an all night fire is going to at least double that risk. Raiders are opportunists & a fire glowing in the night or the smell of smoke will draw them like...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 Dec 2017

How to Make Snowballs for Dessert, 1798

Isaac Cruikshank, "Snow Balls" (1794), LWL"Snow Balls. Pare and take out the cores of five large baking apples, and fill the holes with orange or quince marmalade. Then make some good hot paste, roll your apples in it, and make your crust of an equal...
From: Ask the Past on 30 Dec 2017

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.