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11th Annual Bulletin Board

It’s that time of year again for some of those weird things that struck my fancy over the past twelve months…:

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1893 Watch Camera

This ‘spy camera’ is likely similar or even the same model used by 19 year old Carl Stormer when he took these round shaped photos in the 1890s in Oslo, Norway.

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Fashion Humour

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Fashion in Art – Jack Shadbolt (1942)

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Early smoking

This painting at the Cleveland Museum of Art struck me because it depicts what I thought must be one of the earliest images of someone smoking a cigarette. The painting by Horace Vernet is entitled Self Portrait in Rome, and … Continue reading

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When everything had a ‘New Look’…

I thought this 1947 poster we saw at the Halton County Railway Museum was interesting. Even Toronto transit was using the New Look in fashion to sell streetcars and buses!

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Fashion Humour

There were many c. 1910 postcards making fun of the hobble skirt… whether warranted or not…

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Mystery object IDENTIFIED! – Endean posing chair, c. 1888

A few days ago I posted this object, which was transferred to us from another museum last year. It was identified as a photographer’s posing stand and as I want to do an exhibition about how Victorians dressed for the … Continue reading

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