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Where Do Historical Reenactors Get Their Gear?

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. With all eyes on America’s historic battlegrounds, it’s going to be a big year for sutlers, too. Sutlers, historically, were civilian merchants who sold supplies to armies in the field and in their camps. They often followed marching soldiers across long distances, selling [...]

Rare Darwin Book Found In The Loo

A first edition of Charles Darwin’s “On The Origin of Species” was discovered on a bookshelf in the guest bathroom of a house in southern England. Only 1,250 of the books were printed when the book was first released in 1859. Leaving aside the thought that Darwin is not what one generally thinks of in [...]