Monday, January 18, 2010

Today -100: January 18, 1910: Of hysteria, meat, and flimsy blue material

The NYT wishes that Taft would stop his innovation of presenting Congress with draft legislation.

The Czarina of Russia has had an attack of hysteria.

An anti-meat strike has begun against high meat prices in Cleveland.

On the front page this slow news day: Lady Constance Stewart Richardson appeared at the Palace Theatre in London, dancing to the music of Tchaikovsky, Grieg and others, wearing – and this is the news-worthy bit – “a Greek short tunic apparently made of a single piece of flimsy blue material, through which flesh tints were plainly visible. In fact, the costume is described as the most daring ever seen on an English stage.”

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