Charlier Museum, a classy 19th century mansion full of art and once renovated by Horta, is exclusively accessible this Thursday night during the #brusselsmuseumsnocturnes. Painting classes and monotype workshops included. 📸@kateinbrussels #brusselsmuseums
Seemingly still Fall yesterday just an hour from home. Proud to say I have only moved from bed to bath today. Any other activity would include shoveling. Who else swoons over York’s 18th c. one-room schoolhouse It holds the sweetest ship graffiti carved by those boys that dreamt to go to sea. And, these days it’s fully equipped with a privy just behind.
*Note picture is to scale
Signaled by the election of James K Pol to the presidency, John Tyler took if as public mandate to annex Texas. Disputes over the American-Mexican border (Mexicans argued Nueces River while US argued for the Rio Grande) and Mexico’s refusal to sell California and New Mexico territories led tensions to be high between the two nations. On April 24, 1846, the Mexican army crossed the Rio Grande after Polk ordered General Zachary Taylor to move his army towards Mexico, officially starting the war when the Mexicans captured and killed 11 American patrol officers. While Northern Whigs opposed the Mexican-American War, the majority of congress did and a resolution of War was approved. American forces would lead a successful campaign. First taking Santa Fe (the NM capital) and overthrowing Mexican rule of California. One major Mexican victory of the war was the battle of the Alamo. Led by Antonio López de la Santa Ana, the Mexican force of around 2,000 soldiers was able to defeat the 200 Americans defending the Alamo (most notably Davy Crockett). Still, US soldiers were able to kill roughly 600 Mexican soldiers. In the end, General Winfield Scott, the US captured Mexico City and won the war. The War would officially end with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) giving the US territory all territory above the Rio Grande and the territory of California and New Mexico. #apush #apushmemes #apushistory #ushistory #americanhistory #historymeme #history #historymemes #mexican #usa #us #mexicanhistory #mexicanamerican #santaana #polk #tyler #taylor #scott #mexicocity #mexicanamericanwar #1800s #19thcentury
Can’t get up the steps in old historical buildings No problem! All you need is a man who can carry you like my brother @mijeman does for me. @notyourmommashistory took us to the @atlantahistorycenter yesterday. They have an 1864 farm on the property with a functional kitchen house with a cooking hearth. That’s where we were in this photo. Cheyney and I have both done a lot of work in historical interpretation in the 18th and 19th centuries. She does her work as an expert in the African-American experience of American history. I do mine from a variety of perspectives but my emphasis is on the average middle income family in the 19th century. I have a lot of knowledge in clothing, textiles, and women’s issues in the period too. Cheyney wants to come back and do some cooking living history for the History Center. My larger point is this. You are always going to find excuses not to get out and explore your world, whether it’s a wheelchair or crutches or maybe even a fear of going out on your own. I promise that the world has a lot of enlightening, interesting, fun, and surprising experiences to be had if you just get out and try. I have an intense curiosity about people, history, art, food, and everything in between. Most of the time I’m limited to my own region (the South) by financial constrains. Once in a while I go explore something new like the Yucatán Peninsula last year. The point is I make every effort to not become too stagnate. And I try to remember that the world is a lot bigger than the awful things happening in our country. Get out there and try things you didn’t think you could do.
#travel #explore #adventure #history #livinghistory #victorian #19thcentury #civilwar #americancivilwar #atlanta #georgia #wheelchairlife #disabled #arthrogryposis
Belonging to one of my neighboring artists is this wonderful oil sketch in it's original frame. On the inner gold filet is written: Sir Edwin Lanseer born 1802. Lanseer's most famous painting is The Monarch of the Glen, painted in 1851.
#britishartist #19thcentury #19thcenturyart #frames #antiqueframe