Tag Archives: Paris

Painted Babies

Pick of Punch 10. This area of the blog offers a selection of entertaining quotes from Punch magazine. The following is from 3rd March 1866. In Paris the fine ladies not merely smear themselves with rouge, but make their babies … Continue reading

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Journals 10.2 – Loiterings in Europe by John Corson (Part 2)

This is the second part of my article on Corson’s journal.  For the first part please see the entry posted on 4th January 2016. Travelling around France involved the use of a ‘diligence’, a sturdy design of stagecoach, designed to … Continue reading

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Noel in Paris (Christmas History 23)

Uncle John Upon His Travels is a collection of letters written to children from a European tour, published in 1870, and compiled and introduced by “Aunt Esther” (John and Esther Smith).  One of the letters was written from Paris on … Continue reading

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Journals 3.3 – A Year Abroad by Willard C. George (Part 3)

This is the third part of my article on George’s journal.  For the first and second parts, please see the entries posted on 15th June and 19th June 2015. In Coventry, George was once again concerned about the drinking habits … Continue reading

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Journals 2.4 – Journal of Travels by G.E. Winants (Part 4)

The following is the concluding part of my essay on Winants’s journal.  See the earlier entries from 30th May 2015, 3rd June 2015 and 7th June 2015 for the first three parts. Winants was used to the dangerous life of … Continue reading

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Journals 2.1 – Journal of Travels by G.E. Winants (Part 1)

Garrett E. Winants was one of the richest men in America. Throughout his life he amassed a fortune of around six million dollars, money that he made in shipbuilding and property investments. He chose to spend his money travelling the … Continue reading

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