Reverie, by Hubert Denis Etcheverry, c. 1930.  © RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY.

Fashion

Volume VIII, Number 4 | fall 2015

Miscellany

As a member of a Cherokee delegation to Washington, DC, Sam Houston wore traditional loincloth and blanket to an 1818 meeting with Secretary of War John C. Calhoun, who was offended and chastised Houston for his dress. Twenty-two years later, between terms as president of the Republic of Texas, Houston wore such a blanket to meet Jean Pierre Isidore Alphonse Dubois, comte de Saligny, in Austin.

As bad a dresser as I am, anything beats being judged by my character.

—David Sedaris, 1997

Lapham’sDaily

Girl with a Cat.

DÉjÀ Vu

What Fads Go Up…

2017:

Internet resident pays $117,712 for a virtual kitty.

c. 1637:

Dutch resident (allegedly) trades twelve fat sheep for one sexy tulip root.

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