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The Bohemian Blueblood Who Invented the Bra

  Inventing the bra was possibly the least interesting thing Mary Phelps Jacob did in her life. She was called Polly Peabody during her first upper-crust marriage and Caresse Crosby during her scandalous second. She and her husband Harry Crosby ...

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New England in Early Film

A century before the film Manchester by the Sea was nominated for six Academy Awards, New England played many a starring role on the silver screen. Connecticut’s own Katharine Hepburn created the iconic New England woman in 1933 as Jo in ...

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A Brief History of the Boston Brahmin

There’s more to being a Boston Brahmin than simply having an early Puritan ancestor, graduating from Harvard and living on Beacon Hill. You must not flaunt your wealth. You must shun glitzy resorts. You must be thrifty, perhaps traveling by ...

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