Tag: 1870s

Malibu Custer

At Movies Silently, Fritzi writes about the 1911 film Custer’s Last Fight, presented by the Quality Amusement Corporation on the 35th anniversary of his death. “There are few former heroes who have fallen in the public regard as far and as fast as Custer. Thanks to the enthusiastic […]

“Insect Jewelry of the Victorian Era”

At JSTOR Daily, Amelia Soth writes about fashionable Victorians and their insect jewelry. “The wing-cases of gold-enameled weevils hung from necklaces; muslin gowns were embroidered with the iridescent green elytra of jewel beetles. Tiny golden scarabs were glued to the petals of artificial flowers. Delicate moths were perched […]