As part of my exploration of the 1700s and 1800s, trying to learn more about the lifestyle of my family in the United States at that time, how they lived, why they moved around, and the news and politics of the time, I’m finding more wonderful websites and blogs like Bell’s which open up a new world for me.
Bell helps us not only understand how they lived and the news and politics of the time, but why. Here are some recent highlights:
- The Revolution in Boys’ Hair covers the issue of hair fashion trends among children and adults.
- George Washington Sat Here? about the chair in Washington’s headquarters for resting his hindquarters in going on the auction block.
- Shaving Heads and Faces for a Living is another hair piece on barbers and wig makers.
- What Wigs Said About Professions is another is his wonderful ongoing series on wigs and hair from the past.
- Dr. G’s Twelfth Night Plumb Cake shares stories and food from the Twelfth Night celebrations.
- Skimmington ride leads to death in 1764 about how justice was served, or not, in the early days of America.
- Farewell Ceremony features a description of General George Washington bidding farewell to his officer corp at the end of the Revolutionary War.
- Washington’s Asymmetric Generals is a wonderful look at some of our war heroes who came to their post disabled, disfigured, or physically impaired and imperfect, which would get them booted out of today’s military.
Enjoy the step back in time that Bell’s Boston 1775 offers and get a new perspective on what life was like during the early years of the United States.
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