Monday, April 11, 2005

My mother was a tailor

Archaeologists digging in the French Quarter may have found the House of the Rising Sun:

Until this year, most people speculating about the origins of the old song "House of the Rising Sun" didn't even mention the Rising Sun Hotel.

But archaeologists digging in the French Quarter say that whether or not the Rising Sun was the debauched establishment described in the song, it was definitely debauched.

The key clues were at least seven rouge pots - with openings wide enough to allow an easy two-fingered scoop - dating from the 1820s.

Link to AP story. Apparently they also found a series of daguerreotypes called "Harlots Gone Wild" featuring amateur models flashing their naughty parts at the camera obscura for beaded necklaces.

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