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Colleen Welsch

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Colleen Welsch is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives in sunny Los Angeles, California. Visit her blog at http://colleenwelsch.com.

The Fascinating Origins of Polka Dots

Today, polka dots are considered a cheerful pattern, often featured on children’s toys and cheeky, vintage-style clothing. Perhaps we take the pattern from granted now, but polka dots actually have a very interesting history. For example,...

The History of the Diary, the Original Blog

Diaries, the from the Latin word dies for ‘day’, are records of daily life and opinions organized by date. The art of diary-keeping became popular in the 18th century, and the peak reached its...
35mm Camera History

History of the 35mm: The Original Compact Camera

Whether we imagine a professional photographer at a photoshoot or a tourist on vacation, the image of a 35mm camera in now ubiquitous in our culture. We take them for granted now, but compact 35mm...