19th Century Watering Holes: Introduction
"Come Bathe in Our Healing Waters..."
Widespread Epidemics of the 19th Century
From Carolina Hospital to Queen of Resorts--Newport, Rhode Island
Healing Through Landscape: The Lure of the Springs
An Opulent Journey: Reflections of Resort Transport—1820-1870
Ticket to Ride: The Emergent Trend of Early Resort Travel
One Trunk if By Land, Two if By Sea—The Fashionable Mode of Water Transportation
A Triumph for America, a Downfall for Southern Resorts
The Enticement of Inclusion--Reflections Upon Newport's Hotel Colony
The Expansion of the Springs--From Primitive Beginnings To Notable Accommodations
Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair--Insight into the Crowded Exhibition of Sea Bathing
Healing and Rebuilding--Exploring the Bathing Rituals of the Virginia Springs
Resort Activities and Entertainments of the North and the South
Changes: From the Civil War to the Gilded Age
Past is Present: Changing Landscapes of Newport and the Virginia Springs
19th Century Watering Holes: From Infirmary to Social Itinerary 1820-1870
The More You Know: Further Exploration; Newport and the Virginia Springs
19th Century Watering Holes: From Infirmary to Social Itinerary--1820-1870 highlights the growth and development of resort communities in the North (Newport, RI) and the South (Greenbrier and Monroe Counties, West Virginia). The online exhibition has been researched, designed, and curated by Arabeth Balasko*, 2014-2015 Research Fellow at The Preservation Society of Newport County.
The exhibit showcases differing aspects of resort life from 1820s-1870s. It explores the various physical and social shifts of tourism culture throughout the progression of the 19th Century. By connecting the past to the present, this exhibit strives to showcase that the services, lifestyles, and experiences of today's resort towns, really are not that different from the early decades of the 19th Century.
The online exhibit features items from the Preservation Society of Newport County, Newport Rhode Island, the Redwood Library & Athenæum, Newport, Rhode Island, the Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island, The Greenbrier Historical Society, Lewisburg, West Virginia, and other private collections.
* Please Note: Written content from 19th Century Watering Holes: From Infirmary to Social Itinerary--1820-1870 is Intellectual Property (IP) of Arabeth Balasko.
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