Classic Family Sagas

“The family saga chronicles the lives and doings of a family or a number of related or interconnected families. The typical novel follows the generations of a family through a period of time to portray particular historical events, changes of social circumstances, or the ebb and flow of fortunes from a multiple of perspectives.” (Goodreads)…

A Survivalist’s Take on Victorian Etiquette

You may think survivalists are weird, but this guy brings up some interesting points about antibiotics and the decline of manners. What do you think? The Need To Return To Social Manners & Etiquette

American Woman

The earliest American attempts in duplicating the photographic experiments of the Frenchman Louis Daguerre occurred at NYU in 1839. John W. Draper, professor of chemistry, built his own camera and made what may be the first human portrait taken in the United States, after a 65-second exposure. The sitter, his sister Dorothy Catherine Draper, had…