Veterans Day: Recognizing American Women 100 years after WWI

By | November 12th, 2018|Categories: Edwardian Era, Women's History|Tags: , , , , , , |

This Veteran’s Day, November 11th, 2018, we celebrate 100 years since the end of World War I. When remembering WWI, the contributions made by American women are often overlooked. American women worked in hospitals, the military, and factories to do their part in the war to end all wars, complementing their counterparts in other parts [...]

Gertrude Bell

By | March 11th, 2018|Categories: Edwardian Era, Victorian Era, Women's History|Tags: , , , , |

Gertrude Bell - 20th-Century Middle East Influencer Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell was born on July 14, 1868, in Washington New Hall, County Durham, England. Her father was the industrialist, Sir Thomas Hugh Bell. Her grandfather was Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell, a Parliamentarian who worked with Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. She was destined to lead an [...]

Veterans Day and World War I

By | November 11th, 2016|Categories: Edwardian Era, Fashion, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

If you look at an old American calendar from the late 1930s or early 40s, you will see November 11 marked as Armistice Day, not Veterans Day. Armistice Day was first celebrated on November 11, 1919 to mark the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Hostilities ceased on the 11th hour of [...]

Paul Poiret – Fashion Revolutionary

By | January 29th, 2016|Categories: Fashion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By Donna Klein Seeds of a Fashion Revolution Paul Poiret was born into a house of modest means in Paris, France, in 1879. From the time he was a youngster, he had a large opinion of himself. So much so, that according to Bowles, his parents apprenticed him to an umbrella maker, hoping this would [...]