At Citylab, Elizabeth Yuko writes about how epidemics influenced the design of American bathrooms–and American homes. “This isn’t a linear narrative with clear causation, but rather a convergence of advancements in science, infrastructure, plumbing, sanitation and design trends. The modern bathroom developed alongside outbreaks of tuberculosis, cholera and […]
The New York Public Library has made their digital archive of women’s magazines from the 19th and 20th Century available for your reading and project pleasure!
Friend of the Gutter Sara Century writes a history of Mary Shelley in pop culture for SyFy. “There’s no denying that Mary Shelley led a fascinating life. She was the child of two prominent political writers, one of whom was a renowned proto-feminist who died shortly after childbirth. […]
My Modern Met has a diagram by Lucy Bellwood describing the meanings of Western nautical tattoos. (See Bellwood’s “100 Demon Dialogues” here).
“[T]here’s almost always a female monster, and she’s almost always destroyed.” More from Theodora Goss on the big idea of her book, The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, at Scalzi.com. (Thanks, James!)
Hyperallergic has an intriguing gallery of Victorian Christmas cards ranging from the charming to the disturbing. (Some are both)