Posts Tagged ‘ HISTORY ’

shaker sh-shaker

December 2, 2009

i’ve been reading more about the history of craft in america (very very very interesting!!!) and came across the shakers. known for their piety, hard work, communal living, and simple life. they were also famed for their ladder-backed chairs, incredible skill in furniture-making and their simple, humble design aesthetic. here are some fantastic shaker...
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melting pot

November 21, 2009

ruthenian woman i love looking at the new york public library’s digital galleries. check out these fantastic portraits from their collection of images from ellis island taken between 1902 and 1914. really makes me wish we still dressed traditionally. isn’t america beautiful? guadeloupean woman german stowaway (!!!) laplander children (possibly swedish) romanian piper italian...
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