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Mystery Monday: Charles James, American Couturier

Readers, thank you for your patience this past week. Here is the solution to last Monday’s mystery: Happy New Year, Readers! There were some great guesses this week, including the correct answer: Charles James. Historians have described Charles James (1906 … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday

A new year, a new you? As you think about the upcoming year, are you planning to learn a new skill or to break a behavioral pattern?  While you draft your goals, take a moment to marvel at this skillful … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: The Gazette du Bon Ton and Georges Doeuillet

The publication? Gazette du Bon Ton The designer? Georges Doeuillet The illustrations of the Gazette du Bon Ton, a French fashion magazine, are classic examples of the Art Deco style of illustration. With wonderous scenes filled with Biblical and mythical … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday

The end of the semester has arrived, allowing us to trade our thinking caps for party hats without any sense of guilt or irresponsibility! Those of us who celebrate Chanukah have already traded our microscopes for the menorah, and sleepless … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday

A is for answer and Q is for question: This is a page from a frequently referenced historical work. Within it, the author describes the origins of silk in a mysterious and distant land. Who authored this text? To what … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: The Oorijzer

Yes, this headdress is called an oorijzer, Dutch for “ear iron”. The Oorijzer is unique to the Netherlands and is an important element of national costume and tradition. It began a as humble accessory, a type of peasant jewelry worn … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday

Monday has arrived, and so has another mystery: What is the name of this headpiece? Is it purely decorative? If not, what is its purpose? Think you know? Submit your guesses and we’ll reveal the answer on Thursday!

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Mystery Monday: Chester Greenwood and His Ear Protectors

The Town: Farmington, Maine The Inventor: Chester Greenwood The Event: The Chester Greenwood Day Parade In 1873, fifteen-year-old Chester Greenwood created a new way to keep his ears warm during the cold Maine winters: ear protectors. His idea was popular … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday

The holiday season is a time for parades, festivals, and celebration. And another mystery! These girls are participating in an annual parade in Maine. For what famous inventor is this parade named? What practical and stylish accessory did s/he design … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Happy Thanksgiving!

Mystery Monday will return next week on November 26. As you celebrate with friends and family this weekend, will you be dressed in your holiday best, looking as pretty as pie? Or will you be showing your support for your … Continue reading

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