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In the Swan's Shadow: Thanksgiving in Camp (from Harper's Weekly, Nov. 29, 1862)

In the Swan's Shadow: Thanksgiving in Camp (from Harper's Weekly, Nov.

In the Swan's Shadow: ...but was there Halloween during the Civil War?

It's admittedly one of two of my favorite times of year. I love fall and everything associated with it. The warm days and cool n.

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In the Swan's Shadow: Thanksgiving Day - Arrival at the Old House, Harpers Vol II, 27 Nov p. Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Floral department of the Great (Sanitary) Fair, Harper's Weekly, April 1864; Winslow Homer | In the Swan's Shadow

Floral department of the Great (Sanitary) Fair, Harper's Weekly, April Winslow Homer

In the Swan's Shadow: Husking the corn in New England 1858

Husking the Corn in New England, from Harper's Weekly, November 1858

Garotting was no joke in 1850s London and caused an understandable panic. This, however, is classic Punch for a suggestion: "Mr Remble borrows a hint from his wife's crinoline, and invents what he calls his 'patent anti-garotte overcoat,' which places him completely out of harm's reach in his walks home from the City (Punch, 27 December 1856) via Victorian London

Mr Remble borrows a hint from his wife's crinoline, and invents what he calls his 'patent anti-garotte overcoat,' which places him completely out of harm's reach in his walks home from the City.

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