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Fancy letters for embellishment, July 1863 (I think Godey's)

Fancy letters for embellishment, July 1863 (I think Godey's)

This fancy envelope with a patriotic design was sent to President Lincoln during the Civil War.

This fancy envelope with a patriotic design was sent to President Lincoln during the Civil War.

Gustave de Jonghe (1829–1893) Woman Reading 1868

Gustave Léonhard de Jonghe (Belgian painter) 1829 - 1893 A Moment of Distraction, 1868 oil on panel signed and dated Gustave De Jonghe / 1868 l.

saturnsdaughter:    Auguste Toulmouche, La Lettre, 1867

Contemplation Auguste Toulmouche (French, Oil on canvas. During the Toulmouche refined his style, and began exploring more complex compositional structures. He continued to.

Lt Buford AKA Loreta Janeta Velázquez was born in Cuba in 1842 to a wealthy government official and a French-American mother.  Loreta had a special uniform made by a tailor in Memphis, designed to conceal her womanly physique and, with padding, suggest masculine physical characteristics. She applied a false mustache and Van Dyke beard to complete the picture. Hello Lt. Buford!

Vivandieres: Forgotten Women of the Civil War. Photo of an unidentified woman of the Civil War period who is wearing a kepi and a canteen. It is possible she is a vivandiere. Click through to read about these women who accompanied the armies in the field.

Incredible comparative anatomy    http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1717/1584/1600/Man%2C%20stag%20and%20antelope.jpg

A Comparative View of the Human and Animal Frame by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins 1860 is online among the History of Science website at the fabulous University of Wisconsin

Apricot Wool Day Dress, 1860s. | In the Swan's Shadow

Apricot Wool Day Dress, lightweight wool & cotton woven w/ cream pinstripe & tiny vertical black dashes, black v.

Carved dark tortoise shell decorative comb. It is curved to fit nicely tucked into the fancy buns, twined braids and other hairstyles worn low at the back of the head in the 1850s and 1860s. It is 4.25 inches (10. cm) tall and 4 inches (10.2 cm) wide across the carved top.

It is curved to fit nicely tucked into the fancy buns, twined braids and other hairstyles worn low at the back of the head in the and It is inches cm) tall and 4 inches cm) wide across the carved top.

Have you ever seen #motherofpearl inlay on a #sewingmachine? This antique Howe Letter "A" machine from the 1860s has it! #fancy #sewmuchbetter #montavillasewing #vintagesewingmachine

Have you ever seen inlay on a This antique Howe Letter "A" machine from the has it!

Ouija Boards - originally (and still) sold as a toy, they are said to be a portal to the other side. It is also said that if you are careless you can open a door for darker entities to enter this world and wreak havoc. Are they real??? Hmmm...

Playing with a Quija board during sleepovers with girlfriends and don't forget the seances.

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