zgmfd:

Dimple Machine

zgmfd:

Dimple Machine

fashionsfromhistory:

Ball Gown 

c.1868

Europe 

LACMA

minim-calibre:

somethingsomethingporn:

poissonmushroom:

agathaheterodyne:

strandbooks:

More from Light on Dark Corners by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols. (Because you asked for it.)

THE OCTOPUS OF EVIL HABITS

opium, cocaine, tobacco, and bromides

Where could one meet this octopus? I’m asking for a friend.

AHAHAHA!

(Fast life and dissipation in my youth are probably the only reason I am almost 40 and not completely socially isolated.)

fuckyeahvintageillustration:

'A floral fantasy in an old English garden' set forth in verses & coloured designs by Walter Crane. Published 1899 by Harper & Brothers, London.

See the complete book here.

aechlys:

facesofthevictorianera:

untitled by ggaabboo on Flickr.

Unusual underskirt….

aechlys:

facesofthevictorianera:

untitled by ggaabboo on Flickr.

Unusual underskirt….

books0977:

Author Hoffman Reynolds Hays reading book among shelves in American History Room in New York Public Library, 1944. Photo By Alfred Eisenstaedt. LIFE.
Hays was a poet, translator, novelist and playwright, an historian of anthropology and zoology, and a teacher.

books0977:

Author Hoffman Reynolds Hays reading book among shelves in American History Room in New York Public Library, 1944. Photo By Alfred Eisenstaedt. LIFE.

Hays was a poet, translator, novelist and playwright, an historian of anthropology and zoology, and a teacher.

tartanandtweed:

 Tartan & Tweed  via (National Library of Ireland on The Commons)
jmrichards:

post # 22,000….
An ode to my undying love for Mr. Thornton and North & South (what else??)

jmrichards:

post # 22,000….

An ode to my undying love for Mr. Thornton and North & South (what else??)

omgthatdress:

Conch Pearl Brooch
1900
Christie’s

omgthatdress:

Conch Pearl Brooch

1900

Christie’s

Everyone else is after-Christmas shopping and I’m alone with the DVD player, my BBC period dramas collection and a pot of tea.

Everyone else is after-Christmas shopping and I’m alone with the DVD player, my BBC period dramas collection and a pot of tea.

ornamentedbeing:

1. Lost my source (sorry!)  1862 Costume Ball. Photographer: Joseph Albert (Don’t know who originally found the source but cheers!)

2. Portrait of two ladies at Märchenball von “Jung-München” (one of the three great art societies in Munich) in costume. Photographed by Franz Hanfstaengl. c. 1862

3. Portrait of participant of the Märchenball von “Jung-München” (one of the three great art societies in Munich) in costume. Photographed by Franz Hanfstaengl. c. 1862

4.  Anna Pavlova Dressed in costume for The fairy doll - photograph by Matzene Studio - c. possibly 1916