Harvey Washington Wiley was actually a good egg. In fact, his whole game was in service of good eggs. If you’re looking around for a bureaucrat to crush on (it’s so hard to find a good one these days,) look no further.
Fizzstory: Seltzer’s Thirsty Past
Carbonated water as the elixir of life isn’t a new concept. When the bubbles hit bodegas in the 1980s and 1990s, seltzer was seen as a healthy alternative to Coke, Pepsi and Tab. Everyone was wearing leg warmers, jazzercising with Jane Fonda, doing cocaine and drinking seltzer.
It’s called fitness. Look it up.
The Definitely Not Funny History Behind London’s Big Stink
London’s Thames River was never a particularly pristine body of water, but by the mid-19th century, things had gotten out of hand.
Dog Days of Summer
As great as our dog is, there are some truly unbelievable dog stories of history that leave *even our Jack* with some big pawprints to fill – like that time a pupper saved the World Cup.
Who’s That Guy? It’s Guy!
As you know from our last missive on this lovely blog, Eleanor and I recently took a Sistory Business Trip … More
Labor Vs. Capitol Records
In our family, our dad always gets all the credit for coming from a place with powerful music history. He … More
Those Squirrely Little Freeloaders: How America Went Nuts For Squirrels
It’s Corinne’s birthday and we’ve squirreled away this nutty story just for her.
The Past is Female Too: Go For the Gold
Meet 5 Black female Olympians who made history – or herstory. We know The Future is Female, but The Past is Female Too (we even made a t-shirt).
Squad Goals: Henriette DeLille and Sisters of the Holy Family
Over the last two years we’ve added several impressive ladies to our squad: Qiu Jin, Juliette Gordon Low, Canada’s Famous Five, and the “lady killers” of the game of bridge, Fritzi and Rixi, also known as Frisky and Bitchy. But we have a special place reserved, of course, for sisters. Today we’re honoring a different kind of sisterhood – that of the 175-year old,African-American Roman Catholic order of the Sisters of the Holy Family in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Mother of Miami
The only city built by a woman almost forgot her name. Told via pop royalty gifs.
2017 is History. 2018 is Sistory.
2017! What a doozy, am I right? We’re so glad to have had your readership this year, following us through … More
The Past is Female Too: Holy Mother Edition
It’s a mother of a season. Well, rather, it’s a season celebrating mothers – particularly a Biblically famous teenage mother – and we’re here for it. Moms rule. We’ve already written about some of history’s best royal momagers, but here are five more mothers you ought to know about.
Up With Down Jackets
Edward Bauer – yes, Eddie Bauer of catalog fame! – almost froze to death so that I could wear my down jacket 80 years later, sweating it out on the MBTA and whining about my eeeeemaaaaillssss and my meeeettinggggs.
At Least Madge Wallace Isn’t Your Mother In Law
It’s possible that no man would have been good enough for Madge Wallace’s daughter, but farm-boy Harry Truman, who never went to college, definitely was not.
The Past is Female Too, J.D.
Here at Sistory we hold this truth to be self-evident: The Future Is Female. We also hold this truth to be … More