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A fine striped brocaded silk robe à la Française, 1770s. of blue and white striped, figured and rose-sprigged satin, the open robe with 'sack-back', engageants, pleated and ruffled robings edged in silk fly braid, the matching petticoat with ruched furbelows and a stomacher made from the same fabric, bust approx 86cm, 34in

A fine striped brocaded silk robe à la Française, 1770s. of blue and white striped, figured and rose-sprigged satin, the open robe with 'sack-back', engageants, pleated and ruffled robings edged in silk fly braid, the matching petticoat with ruched furbelows and a stomacher made from the same fabric, bust approx 86cm, 34in

Greta Garbo costume from the movie Queen Christina by Adrian, the one with the swirls is from Marie Antoinette also by Adrian

This gown from the 1933 Queen Christina was worn by Greta Garbo as the title character of Christina, Queen of Sweden.

The Godchaux-Reserve House on the Great River Road in Reserve, Louisiana ~ Built in the late 1700's by Jean Baptiste Laubel. Francois Rillieux bought the house in 1822 & added the 18th century French millwork. In 1833 Antoine Boudousquie bought the property, calling it the Reserve Plantation; it became one of the best-producing sugar plantations in the river area.  (cont'd 1st reply)  #South #Southern

The Godchaux-Reserve House on the Great River Road in Reserve, Louisiana ~ Built in the late by Jean Baptiste Laubel. Francois Rillieux bought the house in 1822 & added the century French millwork.

Matilda Stoughton de Jaudenes circa 1794 Gilbert Stuart

Matilda Stoughton de Jaudenes Gilbert Stuart (American, Oil on canvas. Matilda Stoughton de Jaudenes (b. daughter of Boston’s Spanish consul John Stoughton, married.

1920's court dress

fripperiesandfobs: “ Court dress, From the Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum ” Beautiful.

Jean-Baptiste Belley    ca. 1740-1805    Jean-Baptiste Belley, also known as Mars, was a former slave from Saint-Domingue who became one of the first Black men to hold elective office in France. Born in the West African island of Goreé, part of present-day Senegal, Belley was sold into slavery as a toddler, eventually arriving in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti)

deadartists: “ Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson - Portrait of Citizen Jean-Baptiste Belley. 1797 (via Citizen Jean-Baptiste Belley: from slavery to the Convention Nationale) ”

London, Elephant And Castle 1885. This crowded region south of the river was once the heart of #London cockney life. The Elephant and Castle, a great meeting place of thoroughfares, was termed a ‘ganglion of roads’ by Dickens in ‘Bleak House’.

London, Elephant And Castle This crowded region south of the river was once the heart of cockney life. The Elephant and Castle, a great meeting place of thoroughfares, was termed a ‘ganglion of roads’ by Dickens in ‘Bleak House’.

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