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1800s 12/21/09

Post by Western Gal » Sat May 27, 2017 11:13 pm

Matthew:13865 wrote:The 1800's

Medicine

For a soar throat, they would tie bacon sprinkled with pepper around the patients throat.  Another way to treat it was to drink hot water, as hot as you could take it.  To make a caugh syrup, they would mix bark, bethroot, and water and  boil it all together.  After that they would strain the water and add sugar to it.  Finally they would let it simmer.  For burns, they would put egg white on it to provide a seal for the skin.  For diarrhea, they would drink a tablespoon of water that was boiled with blackberry roots every hour.  Snake bites were cured by cutting open where the snake bit you and suck out the poison.  After that the patient would drink whiskey, and tie tobacco around the wound.  Tuberculosis had many treatments but none worked.  People tried smoking, drinking cod liver oil, and eating thick, boiled down, stew.

Technology


In 1800 was the first battery, and in 1804 was the first steam powered locomotive.  However, the locomotive was extremely dangerous because it would go off the tracks on a turn.  Later, in 1810, the printing press was invented.  Four years later, the first photograph was taken.  It took 8 hours to complete it.  Along with these came some minor, but usefull, items. Like, the sewing machine, the telegraph, and the dishwasher machine.  These common household machines have greatly improved since they were invented.  Without them people who invented these items,  we would have a completely different lifestyle.

Music.

Some of the best artists included John Wolfgang von Goethe, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Fredrich Schiller, Fredrich Holderlin, and Heinrich von Kleist. In the late 1700's, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the greatest. However in the early 1800's, Ludwig van Beethoven was the best. He invented forms of symphonic expressions. Mostly, the best artists were German. They did mostly religious work. Some of the popular pieces of art were expressionist styles. Expressionist styles were a style where it's like unconscious emotions and were in a dream-like state. Film was not yet invented, so that style of art was not available.

Fashion

For woman, the biggest hit was to make their waists as skinny as possible. They would use corsets. The corsets would be so tight that it would make the women pass out from a lack of oxygen. All of the blood would rush to their heads and could kill them. They would buy them two inches smaller than their waist size. They mostly wore elegant dresses, while commoners wore sober clothing, and aristocrats wore very colorful and luxurious clothing. What they wore showed their class.

All information was found from websites about 1800s.
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Re: 1800s 12/21/09

Post by Western Gal » Sat May 27, 2017 11:14 pm

Renewed Fan:13867 wrote:Matthew - the printing press was invented around 1440.  The first photograph was taken a in the late 1820's, but real photography did not get going until after 1840 or so.

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Post by Western Gal » Sat May 27, 2017 11:15 pm

PJH:13868 wrote:Mathew, I enjoyed reading your post---you know how much I love history.

Actually the history of the printing press and moveable type is very intersting---to add to what RF has posted---

The first known movable type system was invented in China by Bi Sheng out of wood in 1040. Metal movable type was most likely first invented in Korea around 1230. This led to the printing of the Jikji in 1377—today the world's oldest extant movable metal print book.

Neither movable type system was widely used, probably because of the amount of labour involved in manipulating the thousands of ceramic or metal tablets,.  Around 1450, Johannes Gutenberg introduced what is generally regarded as an independent invention of a movable type printing press in Europe
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Post by Western Gal » Sat May 27, 2017 11:15 pm

Matthew:13871 wrote:Thanks for the info. I guess not all website educate the correct info.
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Post by Western Gal » Sat May 27, 2017 11:16 pm

rooster davis:13941 wrote:Matthew, one of the very first books to be printed by "printing press" was, I believe, the Bible, during the 1450's in Germany. Before that, a copy of the Bible (or any book) required someone to sit and hand-write every page individually, if you can imagine that.

The original printed Bibles are known as Gutenberg Bibles because the inventor of the 'movable type' printing process was Johannes Gutenberg. If Wikipedia is up to date, the most recent sale of a surviving Gutenberg Bible took place over 30 years ago and even then the sale price was over two million dollars. Some partial copies of Gutenberg Bibles are known to exist but only a couple dozen or so complete copies are left, and they are worth a fortune.

Possibly there was another type of printing that was invented during the 1800's to which your article referred, but the origins of the printing press do go back many hundreds of years. Gutenberg's contribution was I believe the invention of movable (re-usable) type, not just a way to run off copies of the same thing but a way to make the words out of individual letters that could be reused or moved around.

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