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Colonial Williamsburg reproduction: A Lady's Hat for Riding, c. 1780 via Two Nerdy History Girls

Susan reporting: We've discussed here (and here and here ) how c. ladies dressed for riding. Their habits were crisply tailored .

BILBERRIES: 'On the wild moorland areas of Cornwall, August is bilberry picking season. Bilberries are from the Myrtle family and are a type of wild blueberry. Our top spot is Kitt Hill, Callington. From the summit you can see for miles around, and at this time of year the grasses, gorse and heather make for swathes of colour.'     ✫ღ⊰n

BILBERRIES: 'On the wild moorland areas of Cornwall, August is bilberry picking season. Bilberries are from the Myrtle family and are a type of wild blueberry. Our top spot is Kitt Hill, Callington. From the summit you can see for miles around, and at this time of year the grasses, gorse and heather make for swathes of colour.' ✫ღ⊰n

Grey Shooting Pony with a Groom by Thomas Woodward, 1835.

Grey Shooting Pony with a Groom by Thomas Woodward,

The Deerhounds of Windsor Great Park, The Graphic, April 2, 1870.

The Deerhounds of Windsor Great Park, The Graphic, April

Turk, a greyhound, the property of George Lane Fox by George Garrard 1822.

Turk, a greyhound, the property of George Lane Fox by George Garrard, 1822

Mourning jewelry hair work design

For 'Day of the Dead' I have found these amazing images of Hairwork Mourning Jewelry from the NY Public Library Digital Gallery. I have always been amazed at how intricate the Victorians could weave human hair! (link via Fed by.

Heathcliff's dogs

Heathcliff's dogs

George Mountford, Huntsman to the Quorn, and W. Derry, Whipper-In, at John O'Gaunt's Gorse, near Melton Mowbray by Richard Barrett Davis, 1836.

The Care and Kenneling of Century Foxhounds and Sporting Dogs

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