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Medieval Collector Of Customs March 20, 2018

43366715_1410185642  Sir Thomas “Customer” Smythe, 1530-1591, my 12th Great Grandfather

When I was in London recently I wanted to visit the National Portrait Gallery to see portraits such as this.


History Explored July 27, 2016

Filed under: Ancestors,Genealogy,Museums — Janet @ 9:52 pm


staged enbroidery and spinning wheelThis staged historical picture kind of annoys me.  You would think she lead an idyllic life of leisure.  The photographer should have had her spinning on the big wheel at least.  Not doing delicate embroidery.

Photograph from an historical museum in Connecticut.