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Randomly from the internet

An older article, but a very interesting read on early research into writer’s block, starting in the 1920s. Even back then, they linked it to depression and self-esteem issues (pretty sure any writer could be able to deduce that, though whether it’s a cause or an effect is a murkier topic).

This darning sampler makes my textile conservator’s heart swoon. They might be repairs, but those stitches are works of art in their own right.

A few years back I shared this amusing video of Historical Costumers vs. Cars. As a follow up, here’s an opposing view, showing just how active it is possible to be while wearing a corset–or any other Victorian garment. (I will say, however, that while I do drive in a corset and heels/boots, I do take off my hat, and I wait to put on my hoop skirt once I get to the museum–I’m a master of putting it on without removing any other layers, though it does take practice!)

I love all of the 100 years of beauty videos on youtube, and seeing how fashion has changed in various countries. This was the first time I saw something on the history of nail polish, though. And as a bonus, there’s even a typewriter!