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  Fashion In The 1850s And '60s - The Ladies Treasury of Costume and Fashion
The advantage of an enormous skirt is that it gives the illusion of a tiny waist without the need for tight-lacing; but many women did tight-lace, especially in the late '60s, and this became a contentious subject that was to recur in the fashion press of the Victorian period.
Caps tended to be quite modest in size at the start of the 1850s and for evening were often restricted to a small cascade of flowers and ribbon from the chignon.
At first, the dress fabrics of the 1850s continued in the generally light and muted tones of the previous decade, becoming a little richer as the dress expanded.
www.tudorlinks.com /treasury/articles/view185060.html   (1589 words)

  
 Eating in the 1850's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
A writer called Henry Mayhew, who was an indefatigable chronicler of London's poor toured the city in the 1850s, interviewing what were then called the lower classes, seeing and noting down their customs and carefully listening to the language they used.
The result was a `murphy' which had a delicious baked skin, but was yet soft and tasty in the middle, ready for the application of butter, salt and pepper to make a filling and appetising meal.
As you see, our 1850s working man did not eat very well, but he fared better on Sundays when he got a bit of `prime fat mutton with `taturs' to bake along with it, or `a fry of liver if the `old woman' was in a good humour.'
abceda.com /eatold.htm   (1159 words)

  
 The E Pluribus Unum Project: Archiving 1850's America
In the 1850s it became a matter of whether there would be a single America.
By the early 1850s, for example, most temperance advocates had endorsed the Maine Law, the nation's first prohibition measure, and state after state across the North and West passed bills modelled upon it.
It places temperance at the center of reform, a position rarely granted it, even though most historians will concede that, as a matter of fact, the campaign against alcohol was the largest, most influential, and longest-lasting of all the nineteenth-century reforms.
www.assumption.edu /ahc/Intros/intro1850s.html   (1843 words)

  
 1850s and 1860s Costuming Ideas
Ladies' evening gowns of this era typically consist of a full gathered or pleated skirt (usually 115"-140" at the hem), a fitted bodice with rounded open neckline and short puffed sleeves.
In the early 1850's they would have been worn over starched petticoats, after around 1856 they would have been worn over a wired hoop (105"-125" bottom hoop circumference on average).
The look of the bodice was usually longer waisted in the 1850's and fairly short waisted in the '60's, flounced skirts were quite popular in the '50's.
www.vintagevictorian.com /costume_1860.html   (623 words)

  
 UCC Anoka traces its roots to circa 1850s model   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
In the 1850s, there were few people in what is Anoka today — mostly loggers, fur traders and members of the Sioux and Chippewa tribes, according to Curtis Johnson, historian and minister of adult education for the First Congregational United Church of Christ.
Through this past Monday, a replica of Anoka circa 1850s, built and mapped out in half of the gymnasium of the church by Sunday school students as part of their “January Journey” exploration, laid out all the buildings, the Mississippi and Rum Rivers and other historical markers.
Although the Congregational Church was founded in the Anoka in 1855, it wasn’t until 1857 that the first church building was constructed, subsequently destroyed by fire in the early 1930s.
www.anokacountyunion.com /2005/February/3model.html   (504 words)

  
 TheHamptons.com: Words: David Reynolds
he 1850s was also a decade of unprecedented political corruption, a time of vote-buying, wire-pulling, graft, and patronage on all levels of state and national government.
There was direct historical reference, then, for Whitman's venomous diatribes, as in the 1855 preface where he impugned the "swarms of cringers, suckers, doughfaces, lice of politics, planners of sly involutions for their own preferment to city offices or state legislatures or the judiciary or congress or the presidency" (CP, 18).
Those responsible for selecting America's leaders came "from political hearses, and from the coffins inside, and from the shrouds inside the coffins; from the tumors and abscesses of the land; from the skeletons and skulls in the vaults of the federal almshouses; from the running sores of the great cities" (CP, 1313).
thehamptons.com /words/reynolds/politics_and_poetry.html   (8918 words)

  
 NYPL, Moving Uptown Exhibition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
By the 1850s, the population of New York had passed the half-million mark, and the city continued its march north.
In the 1850s, this was considered the most fashionable church in town.
By the 1850s, Fifth Avenue up to 23rd Street was lined with handsome row houses and an occasional mansion, with a church every block or two; by 1861, this procession had engulfed Murray Hill.
www.nypl.org /research/chss/spe/art/print/exhibits/movingup/labelv.htm   (3128 words)

  
 1850s Hair Dos
Photography was still a new technology, the expensive Daguerreotypes having been introduced in 1839, and the less expensive ambrotype becoming the dominant form of portraiture in the 1850s.
Caps were modest in size at the start of the 1850s, and were restricted to a small cascade of ribbon and flowers from the bun.
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www.lphouse.com /1850s.htm   (502 words)

  
 First ever estimate of cod fishery in 1850s reveals 96% decline on Scotian Shelf
Once a dominant species, the volume of cod on the Scotian Shelf has plunged 96% since the 1850s, according to landmark research published today.
Writing in today's edition of Frontier's in Ecology (www.frontiersinecology.org), Census of Marine Life researchers announced the first-ever estimate of cod levels in the 1850s, created using old schooner catch records and observations, coupled with modern modeling tools.
The Census is led by an independently constituted international Scientific Steering Committee whose members serve in their individual capacities and a growing set of national and regional implementation committees.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2005-03/coml-fee022305.php   (1158 words)

  
 Battle for Hyde Park: ruffians, radicals and ravers, 1850s-1990s
But when people with sticks and stones stood their ground under the trees against charging police armed with stronger sticks and shields and horses it could have been any time in the last couple of thousand years, a basic technology of power and resistance that hasn't changed much since Roman times or probably even longer.
In the 1850s and 1860s people repeatedly ignored bans en masse until the state was forced to back down; the Royal Parks and Gardens Act 1872 allowed public meetings in the park, albeit with some restrictions.
By the 1850s, Hyde Park and Trafalgar Square were the only two major open spaces in central London, and both were the scenes of conflict as the state tried to stop people meeting in them.
www.geocities.com /pract_history/hyde.html   (8665 words)

  
 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Essays: Politics and Sectionalism in the 1850s: The Compromise of 1850 (2/5)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
From Revolution to Reconstruction: Essays: Politics and Sectionalism in the 1850s: The Compromise of 1850 (2/5)
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An increasingly popular "quick-fix" remedy to solving the issue of slavery was being discussed as 1850 began.
odur.let.rug.nl /~usa/E/1850s/poli2.htm   (705 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Local / 1850s quilt comes home to tell its tale
She calls it ''quilt serendipity." Former selectwoman Sandra Munsey told an audience Monday that a quilt made in Medfield in 1850 and recently reunited with the town by way of eBay seemed to want its story to be known.
Former selectwoman Sandra Munsey told an audience Monday that a quilt made in Medfield in 1850 and recently reunited with the town by way of
The current population of Medfield is around 13,000, up from 10,500 in 1990, according to the US Census.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2005/04/07/1850s_quilt_comes_home_to_tell_its_tale   (680 words)

  
 North Waterford Maine - Chaplin Map of 1850s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
It is roughly 45 inches wide by 12 inches high on pale blue paper with dark blue ink.
Although it is not dated, I place it as having been drawn in the late 1850s for two reasons:
An annotation the map states "Old location of 1852" suggesting that this map was drawn some years later.
www.performance-vision.com /waterford/north-waterford-map.htm   (161 words)

  
 The C. Warren Irvin, Jr., Collection of Charles Darwin and Darwiniana: Marine Biology and the 1950s
Among the practical experiments that Darwin undertook in the 1850s for his work on species was a study of how pigeon-fanciers selected and exaggerated particularly-desired features for exhibition through successive pigeon generations, until quite distinct varieties of pigeon (pouter, carrier, and fantail) had been developed.
The distinguished anatomist and palaeontologist Richard Owen, who had contributed to Darwin's Zoology of the Beagle, emerged during the 1850s as one of the leading opponents of secular biology.
While Owen would later become the butt of brutal attacks by the Darwinians, especially Huxley, his intransigence in the 1850s warned the still-cautious Darwin about the risks of discussing human evolution until his general theory was established.
www.sc.edu /library/spcoll/nathist/darwin/darwin7.html   (704 words)

  
 First ever estimate of cod fishery in 1850s reveals 96% decline on Scotian Shelf
In fact, just 16 small schooners of the pre-Civil War era could hold all adult cod currently estimated in the once-rich Scotian Shelf.
And they say their findings have profound implications for contemporary policy makers trying to rebuild fishery "remnants" and restore the marine ecosystem.
To estimate long ago fish levels, researchers used 1850s New England schooner records of daily catch locations and fleet activity on the fishing grounds.
www.innovations-report.com /html/reports/environment_sciences/report-41087.html   (898 words)

  
 Dressing Baby - 1850s Style
The decade of the 1850s was one in which women's and children's clothing saw a tremendous surge towards excess.
In women's fashions, skirts widened to the point where wire frames had to be used to support them; each massive skirt sported flounces, laces, ribbons, or any variety of other often gaudy trimmings.
The frilled, flounced and furbelowed 1850s grew more ornate with each passing day and even the littlest humans were as loaded with ribbons, bows, embroidery and lace as any Parisian belle.
www.history.rochester.edu /godeys/readers/kh/db-1850/index.htm   (1169 words)

  
 Augusta Free Press : An 1850s Staunton Christmas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
But most families in the 1850s did not go in for the lavish displays we often associate with the later Victorian period," said Lucinda Cooke, the director of education at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in Staunton.
The annual event rings in the holiday season with a living-history program in the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Manse, the lighting of the boxwood gardens at the North Coalter Street home and more.
The celebration is low-key - in line with the way the Wilson family would have marked the occasion back in the 1850s.
augustafreepress.weblogger.com /stories/storyReader%2415817   (997 words)

  
 Xiao-huang Yin / Chinese American Literature since the 1850s
This essential volume, a much-needed introduction and guide to the field, traces the origins and development of an extensive and largely neglected body of literature written in English and in Chinese.
Using a fresh approach that combines literary and historical scholarship, Xiao-huang Yin covers representative works from the 1850s to the present.
As the only volume that covers the literature written by immigrant authors in the Chinese language, Yin's book significantly enlarges the scope of Chinese and Asian American studies.
www.press.uillinois.edu /s00/yin.html   (236 words)

  
 The 1850s and Beyond: States Strengthen Gover... [Mackinac Center for Public Policy]
The 1850s and Beyond: States Strengthen Government's Role in Education and Restrict School Choice
Although none of the original state constitutions of the United States prohibited the use of public funds to assist church-related education, the inclusion or addition of such prohibitions in state constitutions occurred only in isolated instances up to the 1850s.
However, the growth of nativist and anti-Catholic sentiments in the country hastened the movement to add such restrictions beginning in the mid-1800s.
www.mackinac.org /2036   (571 words)

  
 Restaurant seafood prices since 1850s help plot marine harvests through history
Seafood prices collected from U.S. restaurant menus dating to the 1850s will help plot the shifting harvest of marine species, according to a study to be announced at Oceans Past a Census of Marine Life conference in Denmark on the History of Marine Animal Populations.
Led by paleo-oceanographer Glenn Jones at Texas A&M University at Galveston, researchers are charting over 150 years of inflation-adjusted seafood prices from menus, most from cities such as New York, Boston and San Francisco.
The inflation adjusted prices from New York and Massachusetts restaurant menus very closely track the inflation rate from the 1850's to the 1950's, after which they doubled in less than 10 years.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2005-10/cp-rsp101705.php   (2016 words)

  
 1850s building's owners trade nails for forks - The Clarion-Ledger
When Bryan Palmer and his long-term friend Albert Malatilc learned the building was for sale, they decided to make Kim Palmer's dreams a reality.
The building, constructed sometime in the 1850s, needed remodeling and repairs, including a full-service kitchen.
They kept the name and decided not to paint over the tattered walls.
www.clarionledger.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040913/NEWS01/409130346/1002   (481 words)

  
 Term Paper on “Being American in the 1850s: The Bowery Boys”
Term Paper on “Being American in the 1850s: The Bowery Boys”
In the mid 19th century, New York City saw the first of several immigration waves.
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www.swiftpapers.com /essay/Being_American_in_the_1850s_-120702.html   (135 words)

  
 ScienceDaily: First Ever Estimate Of Cod Fishery In 1850s Reveals 96% Decline On Scotian Shelf
ScienceDaily: First Ever Estimate Of Cod Fishery In 1850s Reveals 96% Decline On Scotian Shelf
March 1, 2005 -- Once a dominant species, the volume of cod on the Scotian Shelf has plunged 96% since the 1850s, according to landmark research published today.
Although some Beverly captains employed dories for handlining and a few experimented with tub trawls as catch declined, handlining from the vessel remained prevalent in this fishery until the early 1860s.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2005/03/050309102023.htm   (1677 words)

  
 Ugali - The Congo Cookbook (African recipes) www.congocookbook.com -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Such is ugali, or porridge, the staff of life in East Africa
In the late 1850's Richard Francis Burton traveled from Zanzibar to Lake Tanganyika and back, and then wrote The Lake Regions of Central Africa: A Picture of Exploration (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1860; reprinted by Dover Publications, and by Scholarly Press).
In the first paragraph Burton is saying that his African porters regard any meal without ugali as nothing more than a snack.
www.congocookbook.com /c0051.html   (1188 words)

  
 Kingwood College Library - 19th Century - the 1850s
During the 1850s American artists were acquiring reputations in Europe.
Mirror daguerreotypes in the 1850s - be sure and look at the occupational daguerreotypes and other info here.
The 1850's saw more states providing free public education as the
kclibrary.nhmccd.edu /19thcentury1850.htm   (2919 words)

  
 Bancroftiana, Number 114 Spring 1999: 1999’s Keepsake: San Francisco in the Early 1850s
Bancroftiana, Number 114 Spring 1999: 1999’s Keepsake: San Francisco in the Early 1850s
The 1999 Bancroft Keepsake will provide a rare opportunity to share a select and intimate view of life in San Francisco during the early 1850s.
The volume, to be published in June, will draw from the library’s rich pictorial and manuscript resources.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /BANC/events/bancroftiana/114/keep.html   (648 words)

  
 Victorian Fashion, Dressing the Victorian Lady from the 1850s
Victorian Fashion, Dressing the Victorian Lady from the 1850s
Next is the Hoop Petticoat, hailed as a liberator from the need for the excessive layers of under petticoats.
Only a single under-petticoat was required with the hoop.
www.victoriana.com /shops/couture/fifty4.html   (37 words)

  
 Boston.com / Business / Technology / AT&T settles land-rights suit linking Internet age with 1850s
ATandT settles land-rights suit linking Internet age with 1850s
Hundreds of Massachusetts homeowners and businesses could soon start getting $100 and $200 checks from ATandT Corp. -- but it's not an enticement to switch long-distance service.
Peter J. Howe can be reached at howe@globe.com.
www.boston.com /business/technology/articles/2004/10/29/att_settles_land_rights_suit_linking_internet_age_with_1850s   (547 words)

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