Woman in Flowered Bonnet, Unknown Artist From the Met. [Woman in Flowered Bonnet] Unknown Date: Medium: Daguerreotype Dimensions: x cm.) Classification: Photographs Credit Line: Gift of Juliet Thompson, 1946 Accession Number:
“Mad as a hatter” - In and century England, mercury was used in making felt for hats. Workers in hat factories were exposed daily to trace amounts of the metal, which eventually caused mercury poisoning in some, resulting in dementia.
I'd rather be lifted up and encouraged by a beast who treats me like a princess than a prince who doesn't! I needed someone who wasn't afraid of my needs. I needed someone who would admire all the things about me that tepid men were intimidated by!
Old Abe, the American War Eagle, was the mascot of the Wisconsin Regiment in the Civil War. Old Abe was in 39 battles during the Civil War, including Fredericktown and the Siege of Vicksburg. Old Abe became a patriotic symbol for the entire nation.