Not In The History Books

A blog about history you will not find in a history textbook.

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thegetty:

Flat, clear vessels with broad areas of smooth glass were made in the 1500s to accommodate demand for enabled decoration.
This is over a foot tall, and was made to hold beer for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It was also shared on festive occasions, and noted humanist Erasmus gives this advice to his readers in On Good Manners for Boys:

"Chew your food before you drink and do not raise the cup to your lips without first wiping them with a napkin or cloth, especially if someone offers you his cup when drinking from a common cup."

Wise man.
Beaker with the Arms of Puchner (Stangenglas), 1587, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.

thegetty:

Flat, clear vessels with broad areas of smooth glass were made in the 1500s to accommodate demand for enabled decoration.

This is over a foot tall, and was made to hold beer for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It was also shared on festive occasions, and noted humanist Erasmus gives this advice to his readers in On Good Manners for Boys:

"Chew your food before you drink and do not raise the cup to your lips without first wiping them with a napkin or cloth, especially if someone offers you his cup when drinking from a common cup."

Wise man.

Beaker with the Arms of Puchner (Stangenglas), 1587, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.

historical-nonfiction:

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) is the only U.S. president who was also a licensed bartender. He was co-owner of Berry and Lincoln, a saloon in Springfield, Illinois.

historical-nonfiction:

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) is the only U.S. president who was also a licensed bartender. He was co-owner of Berry and Lincoln, a saloon in Springfield, Illinois.

tedbunny:

Little girl and a teddybear wear a gasmask, 1940s.

tedbunny:

Little girl and a teddybear wear a gasmask, 1940s.

Some film history for you guys today.

1951’s The African Queen, is an adventure film that is considered a classic today. Directed by John Huston, the film stars silver screen legends Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn. The movie tells the story of a riverboat captain (Bogart) in Africa during World War I becoming persuaded by a missionary (Hepburn) to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. 

Filmed mostly in Uganda and the Congo, the on set locations were less than ideal. Conditions made many of the crew fall ill, especially Hepburn. During filming, she lost weight and battled dysentery. In some of her scenes, a bucket is placed just off camera, as she needed it between takes. From the bug bites to the local water and food supplies, many seem to blame all of those as reasons for the sickness of most of the entire cast and crew. However, not everyone got sick. 

Humphrey Bogart and director John Huston (pictured above inspecting the rifles) ate a steady diet of baked beans, canned asparagus and only drank Scotch whiskey. Bogart exclaimed, “Whenever a bug came near me or Huston, it dropped dead.” Their drinking habits, as Bogart suggested, could be a reason for the non-sickness, as Hepburn was a teetotaller (someone who does not drink alcohol) and stayed away from the whiskey. 

(She also played a teetotaller in the movie, as the last picture is a still from the movie where she pours out Bogart character’s bottle of gin after he abused more than one bottle. Maybe a lure of the part?) 

Despite these conditions, the cast and crew fought through it all to produce an epic piece of movie magic. Picture sources

(Source: notinthehistorybooks)

othmeralia:

From the Photographs of the Howard B. Bishop Papers comes this wonderful image of three “little rascals,” maybe after an argument? What do you think happened here?

othmeralia:

From the Photographs of the Howard B. Bishop Papers comes this wonderful image of three “little rascals,” maybe after an argument? What do you think happened here?