Black Brown 1826

19 Apr 19
Sewing with Kenna

This blog post will function as a continually-updated resource instead of a log. I do a significant amount of research on historical garments, both for my personal sewing and my academic work, and all too often find myself Googling “hem circumference 18____?” to help date extant gowns. Go ahead, guess how big these hems are. […]

19 Apr 19
gamelyan eldien

Title Obelisk of Heliopolis. Alternative Title Obelisk of Heliopolis. Date 1813 Bibliographic Citation CLARKE, Edward Daniel. Travels in various Countries of Europe Asia and Africa. Part the Second Greece Egypt and the Holy Land, London, R. Watts for T. Cadell and W. Davies, MDCCCXIII [=1813]. Table Of Contents 102 Area/Place Cairo Egypt Subject Art and […]

09 Apr 19
Hitherto Existing

Biography Susan B. Anthony was perhaps one of the most important women’s rights activists of the 19th century. Her name became synonymous with the fight for women’s suffrage. Today she is remembered as a hero of civil rights and feminism. Rochester remembers her fondly and proudly proclaims her as one of the city’s most revolutionary […]

26 Mar 19

My mind stuff

VOLUME I CHAPTER I In Which the Reader Is Introduced to a Man of Humanity Late in the afternoon of a chilly day in February, two gentlemen were sitting alone over their wine, in a well-furnished dining parlor, in the town of P—-, in Kentucky. There were no servants present, and the gentlemen, with chairs […]

25 Mar 19
Net Sim

The lion (Panthera leo) is a species in the family Felidae; it is a muscular, deep-chested cat with a short, rounded head, a reduced neck and round ears, and a hairy tuft at the end of its tail. The lion is sexually dimorphic; males are larger than females with a typical weight range of 150 to 250 kg (330 to 550 lb) for […]

25 Mar 19
The Informaticists

Chelsea Sidrane & Ryan Holmdahl Since the advent of the deep learning era in roughly 2012 A.D. [9], researchers and practitioners alike have sought theory to understand the massive success of the technique. Naftali Tishby et al theorized that the information bottleneck principle might very well explain this “deep learning” stuff [1, 2, 3]. The […]

19 Mar 19
Shoes and Feet

    The President of the United States has big feet to fill. No question. However, little is known of the shoe sizes of the first 15 Presidents other than George Washington (1732-1799) wore a size 13, and Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) a size 12.5. Washington’s shoes were the established, low-cut style with ornate […]

19 Mar 19
spchronometry

This will be the future home of a list of enslaved persons in the historic Bristol County of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. This is a work in progress…. The wills of Bristol County have been abstracted, but I have found that the author didn’t include either the will papers, often which have very different information, […]

19 Mar 19
Three Pomegranates Fall

The United States has an overarching narrative of being a “melting pot”. The definition of a melting pot is this: a place where different peoples, styles, theories, etc. are mixed together. I believe it’s fair to say that this is not the case. The United States is more of a heterogeneous mix of cultures that […]

17 Mar 19
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — John Little can hardly go a week without a reminder that he and other Native Americans often are viewed as relics of the past: the Indian maiden on the butter container at the grocery store, the kids’ teepees sold at popular retailers and the sports fans with their faces painted doing tomahawk […]

17 Mar 19
FOX59

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — John Little can hardly go a week without a reminder that he and other Native Americans often are viewed as relics of the past: the Indian maiden on the butter container at the grocery store, the kids’ teepees sold at popular retailers and the sports fans with their faces painted doing tomahawk […]