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Time for tea, first world war style! Here's another #wip for my @heritageeastbourne project featuring recovering soldiers, their lady friends oh and buffalo Bill! (He entertained Eastbourne in the early 20th century so really though I needed to include him)#vickysworld_illustration #vickysworld #collage #papercut #paperart #commercialillustration #historyillustration #heritageeastbourne #heritageillustration #history #eastbourne #eastbournehistory #eastbourneart #soldiers #buffalobill #teatime #localart #localhistory #historygeek #20thcenturyhistory #ww1 #illustrationinprogress #museumart

Work is progressing well with the restoration and urgent repairs on the Brixton Windmill sails. According to specialist millwrights Owlsworth IJP the sails should be back on the mill by early September, just in time for a busy month of open days and special events. Go to brixtonwindmill.org/visit for further information. Photo by Owen Llewellyn @lambeth_council #brixton #windmill #windmills #towermill #localhistory #sails #heritage #industrialheritage #brixtonwindmill #mill #1816 #workingmill #visitorattraction #visit #visitors #history #ldn #londonist #keepexploring #timeoutlondon #outinlondon #londonlife #whatnow.london #brixtonlove #lovelondon #outinlondon #explorelondon #lovebrixton

Then & Now
Don't forget to take a look at the architecture of building.
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#LocalHistory #Architecture #TheRegentCinema #Blackpool #FY13NY

Пермский краеведческий музей. Часть 2.

More pics from #tastecu! We had a great time sharing local history with the community. And a big thanks to all the volunteers who made it possible! #localhistory

✴ Spooky Steph's "Haunted GHOST TOUR of Downtown Hamilton!" Staying Spooky Since 1999! ** NEW Summer/Fall 2018 DATES! 👻 TICKETS at: www.HauntedHamilton.com.
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👀 "History, Ghosts & Haunted Places, Mobsters, Murderers & Femme-Fatales... HAMILTON has it ALL! Join your host Spooky Steph, Founder & Owner of Haunted Hamilton since 1999, for a Ghostly Haunted Tour through the historic & haunted streets of Downtown Hamilton like you've NEVER seen before!.
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From the spectre of the "Lady in White" at The Royal Connaught Hotel to the eerie apparition of theatre magnate Ambrose Small at the Tivoli Theatre. Hear about the hauntings at the Right House by the mischievous spirit of Thomas C. Watkins and the legendary tale of the "gremlins in the bell towers" at St. Paul's Church.
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Evelyn Dick to Rocco Perri, secret underground tunnels below the City to Jack the Ripper in Hamilton, your host Spooky Steph will take you through the historic streets of Dowtown Hamilton along James Street North and into Gore Park!".
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#SpookySteph #StaySpooky #Historian #HamOnt #Tour #CA #GhostTour #HauntedHamilton #Hamilton #ON #LocalHistory #Hauntings #Ghosts #History #Legends #Folklore #HauntedTour #HamiltonRising #MyHamilton #TourismHamilton #Gremlins #BellTower #GorePark #Ontario

I found this pristine 1943 postcard yesterday at an antique store. The last scenes in my novel take place here inside Pythian Castle, and the adjacent abandoned military hospital. ♥
The Pythian Home of Missouri was built in 1913 for the elderly, widows, and orphans. The exterior is beautuful Carthage Stone, which is still quarried locally. In 1941, a new military hospital was built on adjoining property, and in 1942, the military commandeered the Home and turned it into a Service Club. Renovations included a grand ballroom, theater, library, and bowling alley for soldiers undergoing medical care. Prison cells were constructed in the basement for POWs needing medical treatment. In 1993, the military sold the castle. After years of extensive restorations by the new owner, today it is a local favorite and host to weddings and special events, ghost tours, and murder mystery theater. ♥ I'm particularly fond of the creepy tunnels in the basement. 👻
#localhistory #localresearch #historicalfictionwriter #WWIIhistoricalfiction #spiesandlies #writinginspiration #writingandrewriting #writingtoday #amwriting #writingcommunity #scribbler #daydreamer #storymaker #historicalfictionreader

Spotted in the wild at @brownanddickson
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A vingette of vintage items in a local restaurant.#vintageobsessed#localhistory#sixmilemary.

So here's my current research project. It's a real photo postcard marked "Cigar Workers Binghamton, NY" on the back, likely by the seller assuming since it was found local that it was probably taken local considering the large presence of cigar factories in the area around the turn of the century. I was able to make out the name as Godfrey S. Mahn who was actually based in Philadelphia. Information is a little sparse, but I'm pretty sure that the 1st District was in Pennsylvania in the area that covered Philly so that helps confirm. The company is listed as "manufacturers and importers" so there's a chance they could have had a portion of their product subcontracted through other factories, but I couldn't confirm anything specific. I did find out that they had three locations around the city. I found pictures of two of them (which are still standing) but neither of them are this building. It could either be the third location or a separate factory alogether. Either way, it's a fascinating photo and a great piece of industrial history. It's an "undivided back" style card so I was able to narrow it down to around 1906/1907. #godfreysmahn #cigar #cigarfactory #cigarhistory #workers #factory #femaleworkers #womenshistory #laborhistory #industrialera #localhistory #binghamton #philadelphiahistory #photo #snapshot #ephemera #postcard #1900s #undividedback #RPPC #antique #vintagestyle #historynerd #mycollection

Decided to visit the Museum of Ventura County today, what a gem in my backyard. #venturacountymuseum #ventura #localtourist #localhistory #mural #art #californiacondor #whitehorses #brown pelican #CAliving

Watched the film #Chappaquiddick. Hard to believe such a serene spot holds darkness too #marthasvineyard #newengland #localhistory #edgartown #politicalhistory

The Warner Theatre is amazing and all, but how about these penny round and hex tiles outside of the Walker Building on 7th and Peach (ca. 1915)? Through all those Erie winters and Gannon Students moving in and out, I'd say they've held up nicely. #theydontmakethemliketheyusedto .
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#olderieonfoot #olderie #eriehistory #localhistory #gannon #walkerbuilding #pennyround #pennyroundtiles #oldtile #ihavethisthingwithtiles #eriepa #itsoktoloveerie #loveerie #archi_ologie #tile #oldfloors #oldhouselove

Sugar factory along the Hilo Coastline Railway, Hawaii, 1926

This window came out of Lycipuss Hardware, a local place not far from us. #oldwindow #salvaged #walldecor #modernfarmhouse #angelwings #walldecor #localhistory #salvaged#recapturememories #rememberwhen

Gas Station, en route to Yosemite, California, USA, 1927

The original Elphinstone Co-operative Store on Marine Drive (Hwy 101) in lower Gibsons, c. 1930. #sunshinecoastbc #gibsonsbc #smallmuseum #localhistory

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