Saturday, June 02, 2007

Picture Pages

With the help of Mary Ann, I've added another picture page, this one of the American West.

We've got an old courthouse up there, which is now a museum, and the Driskell Hotel of Austin, opened 1886. It has some very cool old architecture including cow gargoyles, like the one pictured here. The hotel is still thriving today:
And there's a wonderful picture of a woman on a sidesaddle on the western page also! Because as rough and rugged as the old West was, when women could, they did their best to conform to Victorian societal rules, including using a sidesaddle.
Over the next few weeks, I'll be uploading more images on this pages, and creating other pages with more Victorian pictures, including Civil War photos and pictures from Newport RI, which I recently visited (and will be returning to).

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