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Bessie Coleman & Black Women in Aviation {Fundraiser}

This month we’re very proud to introduce the “Bessie” Aviator Boots, something of a “holy grail” of vintage reproduction shoes that I’ve wanted to produce for years. We’ve named them after Bessie Coleman, the first Black and Indigenous American...

George R. Stewart’s “Earth Abides” (1949) | Stephen Basdeo

Stephen Basdeo is a historian and writer based in Leeds, UK. In this post he examines George R. Stewart’s post-apocalyptic pandemic novel Earth Abides (1949). George R. Stewart Introduction By 1949 humanity had experienced two world wars....

Cambodia’s Genocide Museum, Cambodia

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Please note: You may find the story and images presented in this article deeply upsetting. Thus I wouldn’t blame you for sitting this one out. For those of you who do proceed, I’m guessing this is going to be as difficult...

Let’s Make Some Men’s Shoes

…for real. A couple years back we made a stab at developing a men’s historic footwear collection. We did a pump, a latchet shoe, and a boot all from around the 1780s-1810s. To be honest, none of the designs sold particularly well, but in hindsight...

Dutch merchant seamen in Belgian sources

Seafarers have never been bound to a particular flag, which makes it challenging to reconstruct their careers. In this post, Kristof Loockx, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp and visiting researcher at the Huygens Institute for the...
From: Maritime Careers on 25 May 2021

Photoshoot – Into The Woods

Over the past year, so many of us have felt a yearning for a more natural, peaceful life. I know I certainly have, and have spent more than a little time in the garden as an escape from the outside world of the pandemic. History-inspired country dresses,...

April Vintage Pre-Order is OPEN!

I will admit I haven’t been sewing much (Covid energy-sap), but I do have plans. Honestly all I’ve really been up to is -work- but at least it’s fun work, getting so many new shoes sampled, photo’d, video’d, and ready to...

The February 2021 Collection is Here – {Pre-Order Open!}

Time for the first collection of 2021! This year, the big plan is to do a pre-order every single month through August (yowza!). Our February collection got off to a bit of a late start (thanks for slowing shipping to a crawl, Covid), but we’re technically...

Braque’s “Homage to J. S. Bach”

Braque, “Homage to J S Bach,” winter 1911-12. Oil on canvas, 21 1/4 x 28 3/4″ (54 x 73 cm). Link to MoMa image   Last week one of my students selected to write about Georges Braque’s “Homage to J. S. Bach” for...
From: Alberti's Window on 24 Feb 2021

The {FREE} American Duchess Cape Pattern

  Click Here for the pattern Howdy! Since we put our Patreon to sleep, we needed to find a new place to host the #ADCapeCult 1910s Wrap Cape pattern. So it’s going to be here! I have to host this on Google Drive, which means you will...

My 2020 Costuming Year in Review

This has indeed been a weird, challenging, rough year. I think I’ve left my house, like, 20 times max for 10 months. During this time I feel I sewed very little, but when I look back on what I’ve made I’m quite surprised by how much...

Old Projects I, Uh, Forgot to Post About

 With all the updates to Ye Olde Blogge, I was going back and checking the “Projects” page when I found several costumes I finished but never actually posted about. The horror! So in the interest of being thorough and not disappointing...

How the Albanian Mafia Infiltrated the Government

By Logan Lafferty Organized crime increasingly became a problem in Albania in the 1990s, after the fall of its communist government. Crimes like blackmailing, intimidation and racketeering were constantly increasing. The disintegration of the Eastern...

Reconstructing the career of a 20th-c sailor: the case of Wilfried Julius Lackin

In an earlier post, we explained our methodology for reconstructing careers of sailors from 18th-c data. In this one, Daniël Tuik, researcher on our ongoing Sailors on Dutch merchant marine in the 19th and 20th centuries project, tells about his...
From: Maritime Careers on 4 Jun 2020

First results from our project on the recent history of merchant marine sailors

We can show some first results from our recently started project on sailors aboard Dutch merchant marine ships in the 19th and 20th centuries. Researcher Daniël Tuik has been working on a sample of personnel records from the archives of the Koninklijke...
From: Maritime Careers on 16 May 2020

“Saxon Grit”

St George’s Day seems as fitting time as ever to publish a “new” Robin Hood poem I found titled “Saxon Grit” in the archives of a long-defunct Christian socialist magazine titled The Labour Prophet in 1892. The magazine...

How “The Godfather” Shaped Perceptions of Italian American Culture

By Angelo Calfo The Godfather part I, originally a novel by Mario Puzo, is a historic film. From the character development to the revolutionary cinematography, the entire film is a masterpiece. Before movie’s release, Italians were only depicted...

“They had never heard of Robin Hood”: Remarks from George Orwell’s “A Clergyman’s Daughter” (1935)

By Stephen Basdeo Robin Hood has on occasion been accused of being a hero who appears mainly in literature for the middle classes. The first ever printed copies of A Gest of Robyn Hode (published in several editions between 1495 and c.1600) were obviously...

“Like a faint echo from the Middle Ages”: George Orwell’s Time among the Tramps

By Stephen Basdeo It was the roaring 1920s. After the carnage of the Great War (1914–18), it truly seemed as if Britain was changing for the better in some respects. The old Victorian social mores were eroded; the first Labour government came to...

George Orwell’s Time as a Policeman in British India

By Angelo Calfo George Orwell’s ‘Shooting an Elephant’, first published in New Writing in 1936, is a recollection in first person of an experience that George Orwell had while serving as a policemanin Burma, British India (present day...

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