Tag Archives: money

Mrs Leiter and the Vicereine of India

I found the following story in Anne de Courcy’s The Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York (2017). At some point I’d like to do a whole post on Mary Curzon, Baroness Curzon of Kedleston (who was also the … Continue reading

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Party Like It’s 1873

I’m reading a fun book right now called The Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York by Anne de Courcy (2017) and found this truly ridiculous story of conspicuous consumption (it can be found on page 15). In 1873, … Continue reading

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Madam Lou Bunch

I was originally made aware of this nineteenth-century badass woman by @WhoresofYore‘s tweet here. Today we’re going to discuss frontier brothel owner and all-around cool person Madam Lou Bunch. There is, in fact, a holiday dedicated to her (the third … Continue reading

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Winnaretta Singer

To continue my recent series of ‘Badass Women’ posts, today I’d like to talk about Winnaretta Singer: heiress, arts patron, two-time princess, open and unapologetic Victorian lesbian. Oh, and I forgot to add to her bio: fabulous cape-wearer. I’ll just … Continue reading

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Félix Carvajal and the 1904 Olympics

I first heard of this story on Knowable here, and it seemed so crazy that I had to check it out for myself. Turns out it was true. Félix de la Caridad Carvajal y Soto, known as Félix Carvajal or Andarín … Continue reading

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Regency Slang – Section C

I found this list of vocabulary and slang from The Regency Assembly Press, here. I’m only picking a few excerpts, so visit their site for the full list. Cackling Farts–Eggs Calf-Clingers–Pantaloons. Canterbury Story–A long roundabout tale. Caps – Pull Caps–To … Continue reading

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Jesse James: Modern Robin Hood

Just a quick story today. I found this on Futility Closet’s blog here. As many of you know, Jesse James has been compared to Robin Hood in that he pretty much exclusively robbed from the rich. I don’t believe he … Continue reading

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