A Little Museum in Each Blog
January 5, 2014 10:37 PM   Subscribe

Nice find - the women holding squirrels reminded me of this backstory episode about pet ownership in the US - apparently, squirrels were quite a popular thing in the 18th century...
posted by motdiem2 at 1:51 AM on January 6, 2014

Great find. It's like she's taken every cool thing she's learned in her career and dumped it out for everyone to see. It's a hugely varied collection of details.
The sports history is fascinating what with the lady balloonist of 1805 and other early pioneers. A woman brought tennis to the US via Bermuda and Staten Island? Who knew?
Plus, also, squirrels.
posted by putzface_dickman at 3:13 AM on January 6, 2014 [1 favorite]

There are not words. This is an amazing find! I'm home sick today and will marinate in these articles all damn day. Barbara Wells Sarudy is a total badass.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 6:27 AM on January 6, 2014

Excellent stuff - thanks for the link to the early beehive info!
posted by jquinby at 6:38 AM on January 6, 2014

What a great find!

There goes the morning.
posted by BlueHorse at 10:16 AM on January 6, 2014

I foresee some additions to my RSS feeds out of this. Great post!
posted by immlass at 10:29 AM on January 6, 2014

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