About

Our aim is to entertain our readers with curious old stories, historical articles, obscure poetry, and forgotten tales. Along the way we’ll share our collection of antique photographs, try out old recipes, and rediscover old-fashioned activities and games.

The majority of the content to be found on History Spinner is culled from the eclectic collection of Miss Mary, and represents a lifetime of acquiring vintage printed matter, from antique books to Victorian scrapbooks.

Miss Mary

Owner and Chief Pixel Wrangler

Miss Mary, a strange chemist, bootlegger or mutinous merchant marine? Yes, she is these things. Miss Mary, brandy smuggler, tawdry Madame or Marrakech black marketeer? Yes, she is these things. Miss Mary carries a double shot derringer in her handbag but has not discharged it to date. Miss Mary loves saki but does not over indulge. Miss Mary strives to monopolize history and is polite in her vendettas.

Miss Mary possesses people’s memories. She is the warden of thousands of dreams and lost thoughts and throw away moments that leave so many children sighing inside the surviving wrinkled husks of the centurions who are somehow still alive. Miss Mary is the gate keeper to times and places that no longer exist except inside the dusty vaults and bunkers of her trancing depository. Miss Mary, consumptive wife, opium addict or curio peddler? Yes, she is these things.