Category Archives: Social Commentary

“Bangs,” A Poem About Women’s Hairstyles, Ernest Harte, 1883, NC

May 24, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) [For The Commonwealth.] Bangs. By Ernest Harte There are some handsome gentlemen, But not without their fangs, Who ventilate their little wits On females wearing bangs. And … Continue reading

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Academic Endeavors of Richard Neal, Robert Herrin, and J.R. Herring, Jr., NC, 1883

January 11, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page, 2d column) Our boys, Richard S. Neal and Robert Herrin, returned to Chapel Hill last Monday. Study hard boys, and be something. * * * * * … Continue reading

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