my-ear-trumpet:

finevernacularphotography:

Curtis & Crosby, Lewiston, Maine, USA, ca. 1870s
Carte de visite, 4 x 2 ½ ins. (10 x 6 cm)
© Fine Vernacular Photography

Nice to see this image posted with source information.

my-ear-trumpet:

finevernacularphotography:

Curtis & Crosby, Lewiston, Maine, USA, ca. 1870s

Carte de visite, 4 x 2 ½ ins. (10 x 6 cm)

© Fine Vernacular Photography

Nice to see this image posted with source information.

centuriespast:

Julian Alden Weir (American, 1852-1919), The Black Hat , 1900, oil on canvas
The Portland Art Museum

centuriespast:

Julian Alden Weir (American, 1852-1919), The Black Hat , 1900, oil on canvas

The Portland Art Museum

vivelareine:



Sadly and slowly the long day dies,All golden and crimson flame the skies,And the silvery moon climbs high.
I’m searching and yearning, and weeping lowFor happiness which I can not know;For hopes that have passed me by.

—A poem by Princess Mathilde of Bavaria, the sixth child of Ludwig III of Bavaria and Maria theresa of Austria-Este. She died in 1906 at the age of 28; her family published a group of her poems, translated into English by John Heard as ‘Life-Dreams: The Poems of a Blighted Life,’ after her death. For those wondering about her distant connection to Marie Antoinette: Mathilde was the daughter of Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, who was the only child of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Este, who was the son of Maria Beatrice of Savoy, who was the daughter of (another) Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, who was the daughter of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria—a son of Maria Theresa and elder brother to Marie Antoinette.

vivelareine:

Sadly and slowly the long day dies,
All golden and crimson flame the skies,
And the silvery moon climbs high.

I’m searching and yearning, and weeping low
For happiness which I can not know;
For hopes that have passed me by.

—A poem by Princess Mathilde of Bavaria, the sixth child of Ludwig III of Bavaria and Maria theresa of Austria-Este. She died in 1906 at the age of 28; her family published a group of her poems, translated into English by John Heard as ‘Life-Dreams: The Poems of a Blighted Life,’ after her death.

For those wondering about her distant connection to Marie Antoinette: Mathilde was the daughter of Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, who was the only child of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Este, who was the son of Maria Beatrice of Savoy, who was the daughter of (another) Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, who was the daughter of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria—a son of Maria Theresa and elder brother to Marie Antoinette.

my-little-time-machine:

"The letter", Early 1870s.

my-little-time-machine:

"The letter", Early 1870s.

lostsplendor:

Over London, c. Late 19th Century (by National Library of Ireland on The Commons)

lostsplendor:

Over London, c. Late 19th Century (by National Library of Ireland on The Commons)

my-little-time-machine:

Eliza D. Hobson by Lewis Carroll

my-little-time-machine:

Eliza D. Hobson by Lewis Carroll

centuriespast:

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925), Assistant Sketch for “The Triumph of Maria de Medici” (Louvre) , 1877, oil on canvas
The Portland Art Museum

centuriespast:

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925), Assistant Sketch for “The Triumph of Maria de Medici” (Louvre) , 1877, oil on canvas

The Portland Art Museum

jmrichards:

i found this while screencapping…
i saved it as ‘oh shit he’s right behind me.jpg’

jmrichards:

i found this while screencapping…

i saved it as ‘oh shit he’s right behind me.jpg’

lostsplendor:

Feathered Hat, Missouri c. 1890s (by MissouriStateArchives)

lostsplendor:

Feathered Hat, Missouri c. 1890s (by MissouriStateArchives)

lostsplendor:


Until Further Notice, date unknown (via Imgur)

lostsplendor:

Until Further Notice, date unknown (via Imgur)

solo-vintage:

Peaches Browning’s coat