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The Radium Wedding

Much more exciting than Platinum.

Article source.



Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 03, 2019 - Comments (1)
Category: Anniversary, Husbands, Wives, 1910s

Raising a Perfect Wife From Scratch



Sabrina Sidney, was a British foundling girl taken in when she was 12 by author Thomas Day, who wanted to mould her into his perfect wife. Day had been struggling to find a wife who would share his ideology and had been rejected by several women. Inspired by Jean-Jacques Rousseau's book Emile, or On Education, he decided to educate two girls without any frivolities, using his own concepts.

In 1769, Day and his barrister friend, John Bicknell, chose Sidney and another girl, Lucretia, from orphanages, and falsely declared they would be indentured to Day's friend Richard Lovell Edgeworth. Day took the girls to France to begin Rousseau's methods of education in isolation. After a short time, he returned to Lichfield with only Sidney, having deemed Lucretia inappropriate for his experiment. He used unusual, eccentric, and sometimes cruel, techniques to try to increase her fortitude, such as firing blanks at her skirts, dripping hot wax on her arms, and having her wade into a lake fully dressed to test her resilience to cold water.


The full story here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue May 07, 2019 - Comments (0)
Category: Eccentrics, Education, Husbands, Wives, Eighteenth Century, Nineteenth Century, Love & Romance

Follies of the Madmen #375



"You like your booze so much, why don't you marry her?"

"Thanks! I think I will!"

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 21, 2018 - Comments (6)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Wives, 1940s, Alcohol

Follies of the Madmen #307



Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 15, 2017 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Domestic, Wives, 1930s

Hindu Ceremonial Animal Marriages



1932 report here.

The practice of having a human marry an animal for various mystical reasons has been a part of Hindu religion for who-knows-how-long, and continues to the present.




Full article here.

And then of course there is marrying a tree as well.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 10, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Religion, Husbands, Wives, 1930s, Asia

Mystery Illustration 26

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What domestic problem is this couple undergoing? Halitosis? Bad coffee? Visit by mother-in-law?

The answer is here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jul 24, 2016 - Comments (7)
Category: Domestic, Advertising, Husbands, Wives, 1940s

Between Lust and Watching TV

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Posted By: Paul - Fri Jun 17, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Music, Sexuality, Television, Husbands, Wives, 1970s

A Day in the Life of a Kitchen



"Little space capsules of ice cream and cookies!"

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 08, 2016 - Comments (12)
Category: Domestic, Appliances, Family, Wives, Food, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1960s

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