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Writing on glass

Librarians, curators, history and literature nerds - can you help? My JSTOR and googlefu is failing me. I'm trying to find out whether anyone has researched the phenomenon of writing inscriptions on glass with a diamond which was trendy in the late 18th/early 19th century. [more inside]
posted by Flitcraft on Nov 10, 2016 - 7 answers

Can you identify the subject of this painting?

This painting is by an anonymous master, probably from the 18th century. It hangs in my neighbor's living room, but she does not know what it represents. Can you help identify the subject of the painting? Link here
posted by paulfromgent on Sep 23, 2016 - 8 answers

18th Century Archetypal Names

Asking for my sister.
I'm trying to create a LARP event (18th century) and I'm looking for character names that imply various stereotypes, like the town gossip or the crazy recluse.
She is not looking for made up names, but is looking for names that allow you to know what character they are. Some of the other characters she's mentioned to me are: suspicious character, herbal healer, healers apprentice (female), but please don't limit yourself to these characters alone.
posted by Confess, Fletch on Nov 26, 2015 - 15 answers

Books about the world of the Dream of the Red Chamber (The Story of the Stone)

I'd like to re-read the Chinese classical novel Dream of the Red Chamber (The Story of the Stone), but I'd like to know more about the world it's set in first. What are some recommendations for books about daily life and clothing during the Qing dynasty, particularly during the 1700s? [more inside]
posted by shirobara on Nov 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Odd Metal Artifact from Charleston Plantation???

What is this odd metal artifact? [more inside]
posted by SixteenTons on Oct 26, 2011 - 20 answers


I'm looking for English language historical romances set in France during the early to mid 18th century, that are not in any way involved with the French Revolution. [more inside]
posted by suburbanbeatnik on Dec 28, 2010 - 10 answers

Coffee houses, rebellion, and steam engines

In my misspent youth, I thought I would spend my life immersed in the life and work of Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744), but I wandered off to flirt with other eras and research fields. I'm sure that there's a lot of good work I've missed in the past 25 years, so I'm looking for social history recommendations from the Glorious Revolution through 1760. [more inside]
posted by catlet on Mar 11, 2010 - 10 answers

Yet another movie ID question.

Movie ID help please: 18th century England, noblewoman looking for husband, writes letters with rich American who made fortune in slave trade, she befriends a slave who works in the house, they fall in love, later there is a childbirth scene. Movie made in the early 90s, low-budget look, could be made-for-TV. [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on Sep 9, 2009 - 2 answers

Exactly how great were Pip's expectations?

Where can I find a currency converter that goes back to the 19th-century? [more inside]
posted by sfkiddo on Oct 10, 2006 - 8 answers

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