Tag: Mabel Hirst

  • Admire Her Beauty, for a biography is wanting

    Admire Her Beauty, for a biography is wanting

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    It appears that there is no American postcard of Miss Mabel Hirst. In the UK, yes, but no Americans. Which is a shame because, as you can see, she was a great beauty. And mysterious, because there is no biography. Which makes her all the more interesting to try to collect.

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Philip McDaniels
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For some decades just prior to and during the turn of the 20th century, in places west of the Mississippi, the name Geronimo would raise an enthusiastic response in any conversation about current or historic events. He was admired and hated. Today, however, when we are more accustomed to looking at history as a set of circumstances, rather than a string of events, learning about a Native American through postcards is a different kind of history lesson.

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