IN THE SHADOW OF THE CONVENTS Since the Middle Ages, both convents and monasteries have been the only beacon of light all along those difficult...
... "I was a wife and you killed my husband, I was a mother and you deprived me of my children"... With these words, pronounced by the Queen Marie...
In the 1880s a dragon got loose in Norway. Actually it was more like hundreds of dragons got loose. You could see them peaking out under the eaves of churches, ski chalets and homes. Their sinewy forms wrapped around wooden roofs and stone arches.
By June D. Bell, CostCo Connection
MELISSA OVERDORF’S purse obsession began innocently enough, with a 1940s petit point Asprey of London handbag she inherited from her grandmother in 1999. Before long, the smitten Seattle resident was hunting down vintage beaded, mesh and fabric purses on eBay and at antique fairs.”
Between 1955 and 1956, Dodge produced the first car specifically marketed to women, which came in pink exterior and a pink handbag.
Check out this amazing flame stitch pocketbook from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art.
Check out this illustration from A. B. van Meerten’s “Penelope of Maandwerk aan het Vrouwelijk Geslacht Toegewijd” that looks a lot like Paula Higgins’ spiderweb design needlework purse c. 1820.
In 2010 I purchased the Workman Publishing Purse A Day calendar. Imagine my surprise when while flipping through the calendar, I came across a purse on Jan. 5, 2010 from the Amsterdam Museum of Bags and Purse, that I didn’t even know existed.
Despite challenges, more than 150,000 WACs served in World War 2, releasing seven divisions of men for combat. One of these WACs was Pvt. Dorothy L. Head who later married and became Pvt. Dorothy L. Lammerson. This is her purse.
More than 160 years ago we celebrated the first world exposition. While there had been previous national exhibitions, the “Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations” in 1851 London was the first to become a worldwide event. The Great Exhibition, as it is known, sparked an event that continues to this day with the opening of Expo 2015 Milan.