Nellie McClung "Never underestimate the power of woman" Nellie McClung was a Canadian feminist, politician, and social activist. She was a part of the social and moral reform movements prevalent in Western Canada in the early
19th century portrait of Mary Henry [Laura Secord Homestead Museum, Queenston, (Source: Kelsie Brewer)]. Here’s the story of Mary Henry; an all-but-forgotten heroine from the War of 1812. There is not a lot of source material on her and sadly the above portrait is the only image we have of her, but Mary’s story is an example of the extraordinary things ordinary citizens do during times of war.
A group of actresses crosses the Dyea River in Alaska heading for one of the new boom towns. The larger settlements featured theaters that usually played to large male audiences hungry for entertainment.
Women’s Fashion During the Regency Era (1810s to 1830s)
Full outfit, Europe. To the right, a cotton plain weave (muslin) dress with cutwork and cotton embroidery. To the left, a cotton chemise, corset, sleeve plumpers, and a corded petticoat. [Source: LACMA] #1830s #historicalfashion