Monthly Archives: October 2016

“Pears and . . . Ladies High Fashion? Mais oui!” by Anna Soo-Hoo

By |October 12th, 2016|

Pear trees were a distinguishing feature of aristocratic gardens in France during the fifteenth century, but it was under the reign of Henri IV that this luxury fruit became even more prominent.  When the Edict […]

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“Peasant Women Selling Apples” by Anna Soo-Hoo

By |October 5th, 2016|

Apple Marys and Apple Annies were women so nicknamed when they sold apples on the street as a way to eke out a living in New York City and other US cities during the late […]

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