Do you like bluebirds? Today at the Inkwell, I'm posting Tale of the Bluebird Tree, a true story with pics and video of Mountain Bluebirds. Check it out and then read it to the young ones in your life for a taste of adventure in a bluebird's life.
Tale of the Bluebird Tree is also posted on the Draper's Acres blog.
Following my last HHH post featuring the fashion of male life savers at the turn of the century, this month we're looking at female life saver fashion and its progress over a few short years. That is, once the 20th century came about and people put the practicality of saving lives above the modesty required in the passing Victorian age.
So join me over at the Heroes, Heroines and History blog for Early Life Saver Fashion Part 2 and let me know what you think.
Following my posts on sea bathing and the beginnings of life saving societies and swimming lessons, I'm over at Heroes, Heroines and History posting images of the fashion changes in the world of lifesavers, or the people we know today as life guards.
In this instance, fashion changed to allow freedom of movement for limbs while running and swimming without the hassle of heavy clothing dragging the rescuer down underwater and putting his/her own life in danger.
So my post, Early Life Saver Fashion Part 1, shows the male lifesavers since they posed for photos first, and my next post, on July 5th,will show the women.
What is the chance that you're in Paris on a Seine River boat cruise and you pass by Notre Dame Cathedral as it burns? It happened to my daughter, Crystal, and you can read about it on my post, Notre Dame Cathedral Fire at www.inkwellinspirations.com
What is a beach machine? That's what I wondered when I worked on a recent post about a seaside bandstand and found several photographs and postcards about these cute little houses on wheels. I dove into the research which led me to structures as you see above that were used in the past few centuries to allow people - royals and commoners - to bathe in privacy.
Join me at Heroes, Heroines and History as I venture into the adventurous world I've entitled, Rise of the Bathing Machines Part 1.
I'm over at Heroes, Heroines and History talking about horses wearing snowshoes, and if you think the woodcut above is just a novelty, come over and see the rest of the photos I found to show it was more common than you might think.
I also found several newspaper clippings that mention horses wearing snowshoes and although I've only included the links on the HHH blog, here's one for you to read in case you can't get to the links.
If you enjoy this post, please let me know as it inspires me to search out more historical treasures.
I'm over at Inkwell Inspirations today with an 1898 video by the Edison Film Company that shows sleighing in Central Park. It's silent, but lots of horse-drawn sleighs in action. You can check it out at Inkwell Inspirations.