Corsets In the 19th Century

Pulling it all in. That’s what the woman of 1840 and indeed women for many decades after that, wanted to do most of all. The idea of a tiny waistline was en vogue for lots of reasons. One of them I believe is that it automatically gave dressmakers work by way of adding tucks in…

A Special Good Luck Charm

Throughout history.  People have believed in many kinds of good luck charms nearly since time began.  From certain metals, to gems, to flowers, to locks of hair, to religious artifacts, to animals…..there have been so many different objects that are thought to bring a person good luck it is not possible to list them all….

Be The Woman In The Picture

A quick history lesson.  Commercial photography got its start in 1839, so during my CounterClockwise series that art was in its infancy. Smart ladies and gentlemen of fashion began displaying photographs on mantles, tables and hung them on walls to show how modern they were. But there was yet another reason why a man and…