liquidnight:Woman Advertising J.M. Dolph, Furniture Maker and Undertaker W. Peppets Art Gallery, Homer, Michigan Cabinet card, circa 1877 A peculiar advertising photographic pictorial was devised during the 1870s. Women were posed holding signs heralding businesses, their dresses and bodies decorated with life-size objects related to the business. This woman’s hat is adorned with rings from coffin robes. On her chest, she sports a coffin plate, and above and beneath that plate are handles…
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman was an Australian professional swimmer, vaudeville star, film actress and writer. She was one of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, instead of the then-accepted pantaloons, and inspired others to follow her example. She is often credited for inventing the sport of synchronized swimming after her 1907 performance of the first water ballet in a glass tank at the New York Hippodrome. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Grave in the Middle of a Rural Indiana Road Amity, Indiana, the road splits around a small mound of earth located in the center of the roadway. That mound is the grave of Nancy Kerlin Barnett (1793-1831 As the 1912 historical marker at the site explains, when the county planned to run a road through the cemetery in which Barnett was laid to rest, her grandson Daniel Doty guarded the plot with a gun until the county relented and built the road around the grave.
Rare Antique 19c Hand Painted Porcelain Monkey Figurine. RARE Antique mid-19th century French or German hand painted porcelain figurine of a sitting Monkey. Just a touch of whimsy and comical innocence, this beautifully decorated figurine depicts a model of a tamed pet monkey. With a dramatically expressional countenance, this gray monkey faces forward with eyes wide open and mouth a-grin. This figurine comes alive, as the monkey is oh-so lifelike and realistic, with such excellent detail.