Sunday, November 01, 2009

Thimble Facts or Fiction?

The Atchison (KS) Daily Globe,
31 May 1889; Issue 4,583; col G.

One hears of this Queen of Siam thimble, but one never sees the darned thing. Hmm. . .
The other thimbles referenced I have not heard of before. Which means nothing.
That thimbles had been unknown in England two hundred years before the article was published (1889) is wrong. Shakespeare (1564-1616) mentioned them.
The Washington Elm legend has been debunked, though a thimble from the tree might have existed.

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