~ Etiquette for Americans, by A Woman of Fashion, 1898
I am slightly calmer now, although I do keep looking over at the Hugo to make certain it is real. There are three questions people kept asking me after the Hugos.
- Who did your hair? – Dolly and Rhonda who were amazing and wonderful.
- Did you write the lyrics to the Retro Hugos song? – No. Those were written by the very clever Mark Osier and sung to the tune of “Anything Goes.”
- What does it feel…
A diagram of the movement of the Moon around the Earth (seen here) and a recipe for invisible ink await you in Mary Smith’s Commonplace Book. Help us make Mary’s journal of scientific inquiry more accessible by becoming a digital volunteer at the Smithsonian Transcription Center.
~ The Young Man’s Guide, by William Alcott, 1846
In May of 1919, W. E. B. Du Bois published an essay called, “Returning Soldiers.”
We return from the slavery of uniform which the world’s madness demanded us to don to the freedom of civil garb. We stand again to look America squarely in the face and call a spade a spade. We sing: This country of ours, despite all its better souls have done and dreamed, is yet a shameful land….