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When High-Class Ladies Wore Masks That Made It Impossible to Speak
In the 16th century, avoiding a sunburn meant being mute and looking super creepy.
February 27, 2017
Found: A Lost Wedding Dress From 1870
When a dry cleaners went bankrupt, the dress went missing.
February 13, 2017
Were Colonial Men Obsessed With Their Calves?
The difficulty of substantiating—and quashing—a historical rumor.
February 02, 2017
The Elaborate Wig-Snatching Schemes of the 18th Century
Thieves employed monkeys to rob the wealthy of their coiffures.
January 09, 2017
Hand Fan Museum
This collection of hand fans doubles as a history of femininity.
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Strange Creatures Appear On Kansas Police Cameras
Much scarier than mountain lions.
November 30, 2016
Tassen Museum of Bags and Purses
The largest collection of handbags in the world, the oldest of which were used to carry Bibles, primarily by men.
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Manic Panic Isn't Just a Hair Dye Brand: It Was the First Punk Store in America
Tish and Snooky Bellomo have always been cool.
November 04, 2016
The Society Lady Who Brought Ancient Greek Fashion to 18th Century Europe
A stylish tragicomedy.
October 12, 2016
Watch What Designers in the 1930s Thought We Would Wear in the 21st Century
A future without headlight accessories is no future at all.
September 26, 2016
The '60s Chicago Teen Trend That Inspired David Bowie's 'Lost' Album
The Thin White Duke wished he was a Gouster.
September 21, 2016
Meet the Button Obsessives Who Salivate Over Hillary and Trump Souvenirs
The 2016 election as told by its buttons.
August 31, 2016
A Survey of the Most Ridiculous Anti-Drowning Devices of the 1800s
Victorian life preservers invited both drowning and mockery.
August 04, 2016
The Alarming Aesthetics of Jazz Age Perm Machines
Mix dangling wires and asbestos to achieve the perfect flapper wave.
August 02, 2016
Resurrecting the Incredible Flower Crowns of Old Ukrainian Wedding Photos
Pinterest boards around the world, unite.
August 02, 2016
What Women's Wimbledon Outfits Looked Like in the Swinging Sixties
Meet Teddy Tinling and his tennis-themed minidresses.
July 01, 2016
In A City Of Murals, The Simplest One Stands Out
The bright pink wall of this L.A. clothing store has become an Instagram icon.
June 16, 2016
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When Anthony Met Stanton
This statue commemorates the meeting of the most influential minds of the women’s rights movement.
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