Trim your sails for my new board for The Witch From the Sea on Pinterest!
Okay, it's true, Tory, Jack, Captain Hart, Nada, and all the rest are fictional characters. (As far as I know...)
But the West Indies of the 1820s was, of course, a real place, full of danger, adventure, social ferment, and the siren song of opportunity—legal and otherwise.
On my Pinterest board, you'll find maps, vintage illustrations, and a selection of objects from the period.
|Pulp novel, ca. 1930|
Also, take a look at some of my favorite female pirates, both historical and fictional.
(Like the 19th Century engraving of the notorious Mary Read, above, who allegedly bared her breast to prove her gender to the surprised opponent she'd just mortally wounded in a duel.)
Also, check out some wild items of female pirate ephemera, from pulp book covers to cigarette cards to fashion, that I've discovered while cruising around the Interwebs.
Every generation has its own ideal vision of a pirate lass!
My mission is to find and post as many as I can! Stay tuned...