Category HISTORY HAPPENINGS

HISTORY SHARE: CHILD-REARING PRACTICES OF YESTERYEAR

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TRIVIA TRAIL: HISTORIC FOOD ICON

Image From: http://clipart-library.com/clipart/1014863.htm Still on the subject of baby pictures: Question: Who was the original baby for Gerber baby foods? Answer: Ann Turner Cook acquired that distinction in 1928 and grew up to be a mystery writer. Her likeness was drawn by artist, Dorothy Hope Smith. https://www.gerber.com/about/meet-the-gerber-baby Ninety years later, another baby made Gerber history. […]

HISTORY SHARE: MYSTERY SOLVED – WHY MEDIEVAL ARTISTS PAINTED SUCH UGLY BABIES

Since there were no cameras back then, we have to rely on paintings to show us what people looked like in medieval times. Until the Renaissance, babies didn’t fare too well in that department. https://www.vox.com/2015/7/8/8908825/ugly-medieval-babies

TRIVIA TRAIL: OLDEST FAIRY TALE

Question: In the world of fairy tales, what story is believed to be the oldest? Answer: Jack & The Beanstalk. https://www.thevintagenews.com/2019/05/09/jack-and-the-beanstalk/  

HISTORY RE-CREATION: WW II CHILD EVACUATIONS

My mother and oldest brother were never officially evacuated, but did reside near London and went up to Scotland to stay with my father’s relatives when Ronald was about fourteen months old. Those relatives were a bit surprised he was still on a bottle at that age, but Mum explained that, when you’re sitting in […]

HISTORY TIDBIT: SHIPS IN BOTTLES

The construction of miniature objects inside bottles appears to have begun in the eighteenth century, with the most favoured object being a ship. Possibly because it was a great way for sailors to pass the time on those long sea voyages.  The oldest surviving example (dated 1784) is on display at the Museum of Art […]

HISTORY SHARE: YE OLDE BRITISH FÊTES

http://clipart-library.com/clipart/579083.htm   My father played the bagpipes, and as a member of the Oxford Caledonian Pipe Band, often performed during fêtes. Like our Sassenach mother, my brothers and I were not overly enthusiastic about bagpipes, but I did love fêtes and accompanied him to various ones in Berkshire & Oxfordshire, where he’d slip me half […]

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