1. JPK Huson 1863

    " Help Wanted, Female Not Afraid To Work ", A Girl's Gotta Eat

    In this wildly romanticized 1863 illustration from one of Frank Leslie's magazines, a ' Lady ' is the center of attention, surrounded by luxury, pampered by her maids. Given a predilection towards peddling this kind of ideal 140 years ago, little wonder we're still at it, romanticizing the era...
  2. Belle Montgomery

    Bank Check Lincoln Wrote to "Self" Day Before Asssasination is Discovered in Ohio

    I just found this and although it's 6 years old I had to share it!: 2012- The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports that 70 checks were found in a vault at Huntington Bank's Columbus headquarters, including checks signed by George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens and...
  3. skb8721

    Confederate Money in Archives I Manage

    Here's a large sum of Confederate money and bonds that is in the archives I administer in south Louisiana. Note the packs of bonds are in $1,000 denominations (the value of each bond had it matured), and that each pack is thick with $1,000 bonds. There are tens of thousands of dollars (if...

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