Daaaang, Girl! It’s the January Hussy of the Month!

I can’t quite put my finger on what makes this woman a brazen hussy. Her short sleeves, perhaps? The hustle of her bustle?

Whatever she’s doing, it’s attracting far too much male attention, and thus it must be rife with sin.


Une dame vraiment bien (“Very Fine Lady”) by Louis Feuillade, 1908

(By the by, the music totally makes this video.)

Baby Name Guide: Civil War Edition

Little Galusha Pennypacker

Forget Madison, Mason, Olivia, Logan, and Jayden — for all of you expectant mothers and fathers pondering what to name to bequeath your little bundle of joy, here are some spot-on, Civil War-era suggestions from The Hairpin!


1. Cullen Andrews Battle

2. John “Old Wooden Head” Hood

3. Francis Asbury Shoup

4. Stand Watie

5. Gideon Johnson Pillow

6. Birkett Davenport Fry

7. Richard “Fighting Dick” Anderson

8. Leonidas “The Fighting Bishop” Polk

9. Charles “Savvy” Read

10. Daniel Ruggles

11. David Rumph Jones

12. Galusha Pennypacker

13. Wager Swayne

14. Edward Otho Cresap Ord

15. Ludwig Blenker

16. Amasa Cobb

17. Louis Trezevant Wigfall

18. Thomas Fentress Toon

19. Felix Kirk Zollicoffer

20. James “Sally” Archer

21. Cadwallader Colden Washburn

22. Samuel Kosciuszko Zook

23. Young Marshall Moody

24. John Seashoales Witcher

25. Amiel Weeks Whipple

26. Manning Force

27. Catharinus Buckingham

28. Absalom Baird

29. John Sappington Marmaduke

30. Bushrod Rust Johnson


(Daguerreotype via TVHistory)