Augusta's Journey

The Family Tesdorpf – Wine merchants in Lübeck and Norrköping

The Family Tesdorpf – Wine merchants in Lübeck and Norrköping

The Business Contacts in Lübeck We have never been to Lübeck. Nevertheless, each day, we walk the streets of Lübeck, but in the world described by Thomas Mann in his book about the family Buddenbrooks. It is a fascinating book about 4 generations of a bourgeoisie family in the old town of Lübeck in the 1800s. Augusta’s world, but in Germany! Augusta started her journey in […]

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The Irish Gloves

The Irish Gloves

During Augusta’s time, women in her circles would have worn gloves. Men also wore gloves – all the time. There were lots of etiquette rules about when you could take them off, how to take them off, and what to do with them when eating. Fashion dictated the length, material, and color of the gloves. And then there were fingerless gloves. Fingerless gloves were often […]

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Kerstin’s Blog: Augusta’s Cafe on Unter den Linden

Kerstin’s Blog: Augusta’s Cafe on Unter den Linden

Augustas café på Unter den Linden är funnet!  

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Kerstin’s Blog: Illuminating Augusta’s visit to Berlin 1847

Kerstin’s Blog: Illuminating Augusta’s visit to Berlin 1847

Lite ljus över Augustas besök i Berlin 1847

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The Travel Wardrobe

The Travel Wardrobe

When Kerstin and I started Augusta’s Journey, we decided that in order to get into character of a wealthy 1840s girl (or to be honest, her mother), we should construct garments based on historical records and wear them when we follow in Augusta’s footsteps. We would need a travel wardrobe! For our first leg of this journey, the cruise on Göta Canal, we made 3 different […]

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