Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Bulbenkova (?), St. Petersburg, Russia. Late 19th to early 20th centuries. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread. State Hermitage Museum (links: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1263422/?lng=en, http://www.hermitageline.ru/ru/blog/view/bal). Other photos are via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread.

Whitaker Auctions calls this a "wizard coat" because it has "exaggerated wizard sleeves." Wool, with those sleeves appliquéd in darker brown with black silk tassels, fur collar and cuff, contrasting faux button trim and satin lining.

FAKE fur is BETTER. Whitaker Auctions calls this a "wizard coat" because it has "exaggerated wizard sleeves." Wool, with those sleeves appliquéd in darker brown with black silk tassels, fur collar and cuff, contrasting faux button trim and satin lining.

The Pullman Palace Car Company, founded by George Pullman, manufactured railroad cars in the mid-to-late 19th century through the early decades of the 20th century, during the boom of railroads in the United States. Its workers initially lived in a planned worker community (or “company town”) named Pullman. After spending the night sleeping in his […]

Train Travel in the 1800s

Train car interior, must be first class! Train Travel in the - These photos will take you inside the Rococo period Pullman train car.

Two-piece walking dress, by Sartoria B. Pontecorvo, Rome, beginning of the 20th century (before 1906), at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion.

Two-piece walking dress, by Sartoria B. Pontecorvo, Rome, beginning of the century (before at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion.

Gibson Girl - This was the ideal look of beauty portrayed by the pen and ink illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson. This spanned from the late 19th to the early twentieth century. The Gibson girl represented the composite of a thousand American girls.

Bird Millman was a Ziegfeld Follies girl and a high wire performer for Barnum & Bailey. This picture is beautiful

‘Bindallı entari’: wedding dress, from Edirne.  Late-Ottoman, urban style, early 20th century. Belonged to a Jewish family.  Goldwork on velvet.  Embroidery technique: ‘sarma’ / ‘Maraş işi’.  (Israel Museum, Jerusalem).

‘Bindallı entari’: wedding dress, from Edirne. Lat e-Ottoman, urban style, early century. Belonged to a Jewish family. Goldwork on velvet.

OHMYGOSH!!!  This is awesome!!!  Ok, so it is a riding habit, but I want to put it in the suit section...

This is awesome! Ok, so it is a riding habit, but I want to put it in the suit section. La Ronde - The Actress

Women in Pants – Vintage Photos from the 1850s to the '30s Give Us a Glimpse Into an Unexplored Aspect of the Victorian/Edwardian Female World

One of the most feared of all London& street gangs in the late was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess& most notorious novel.

1878 Wedding Dress  The fashion for white wedding gowns originated only in the late 19th century and was not commonplace until the 20th century. This dress is a good example of the more practical 19th century practice of brides wearing colored gowns for weddings. The wedding dresses could then be worn again for other receptions and social events.

While white is now de rigueur for bridal attire, the fashion for white wedding gowns originated only in the late century. This dress is a good example of the more practical century practice of brides wearing colored gowns for weddings.

A SCOTTISH DIRK The staghorn grip with silver pommel and guard, the highly-polished blade with bowie-style clipped tip. In its leather-covered wood scabbard mounted in elaborately wrought silver mounts featuring thistle motifs, each struck W.S. & CO. on the reverse, and retaining its matching staghorn- gripped utensils. Late 19th-early 20th century.

A SCOTTISH DIRK The staghorn grip with silver pommel and guard, the highly-polished blade with bowie-style clipped tip. In its leather-covered wood scabbard mounted in elaborately wrought silver mounts featuring thistle motifs, each struck W.S. & CO. on the reverse, and retaining its matching staghorn- gripped utensils. Late 19th-early 20th century.

This happens at our house...only it's me and not a maid...because I buy books...a lot.  :)

Edouard John Mentha Maid Reading in a Library Late - early century :-) maids weren't supposed to be smart enough to read great books

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