I've looked for "deafness and Regency England," "hearing impaired IN regency England," combinations of those terms and "sign language in regency England" and "sign language in early Victorian England" as well as searches for "hearing impaired communication in 19th century England and Great Britain" with little success. What I'm wondering is... Would a woman of genteel birth be sent to an asylum as many differently abled individuals of the 18th century were or would she be spared, or possibly spared, by virtue of her birth, and in either case, would communication methods be limited to the old slate/paper and writing utensil/"homebrew" signing?
ETA: Thanks for all of the info, advice and leads! It's greatly appreciated!
So basically I'm writing a fanfiction in the Princess and the Frog fandom where this French Prince ( I am aware France doesn't have a royal family, I made that part) is stranded in stuck in a New Orleans orphanage ever since his uncle staged his amd his father's death and stole the throne. He meets Tiana, Naveen, and their son. Much later in the story when he's back in France at his castle his twin brother steals his clothes and Pierre ( the main character) is chasing him in his underwear. And I wanted to know what type of underwear they would wear.
I searched "Underwear", "Underwear in the 1930s", "Mens Underwear", "1930s Mens Underwear", and a lot of other terms. The most I got was wikipedia (which explained a lot but didn't give me an answer), patents for different underwears, and advertisements from now and then. I'd greatly appreciate it if someone helped!
(NOTE) Pierre always dressed casually and even mote now after spending years in New Orleans. So please don't think that he wears fancy suits and stuff like that.
EDIT: Thanks guys! I got my answers! I can't believe how many people replied.
And I do know that there's no throne in France! I mentioned it at some point, and I think we're forgetting this is a Disney fanfiction. They made dogs talk, they made up countries. So I do know my history.
Hi everyone, I've been researching a couple of issues with little luck, so hopefully this comm can provide some assistance.
My first question is where one could expect to find male prostitutes in present-day Seattle? Googling terms such as "seattle prostitution", "seattle prostitution areas", etc. brings up Highway 99 as a possibility, but upon further research ("seattle highway 99 male prostitution" and various combinations thereof) I haven't been able to determine if that's necessarily a place where you'd find male prostitutes. Is Highway 99 a viable location, or is there somewhere else that would be more likely?
Secondly, I have a character (also present-day USA) who was a pitcher in high school and then went on to pitch for two years in college. After quitting baseball and being out of the game for a couple of years, I'm wondering if there would be any noticeable marks—remnants of calluses, scar tissue, something else—left on his throwing hand? He hasn't even been casually tossing around a baseball during that time, so he wouldn't be maintaining anything that was built up during his competitive days. Googling for "pitching calluses", "pitching scars", etc. and researching calluses in general hasn't yielded the answers I'm looking for.
Any info would be much appreciated :) Thank you!