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8:26pm May 14, 2011
treselegant:

Another lovely gown from “The Housewife” magazine 1889.

treselegant:

Another lovely gown from “The Housewife” magazine 1889.

8:25pm May 14, 2011
treselegant:

A nice summer outfit from “The Housewife” magazine, 1889.

treselegant:

A nice summer outfit from “The Housewife” magazine, 1889.

8:24pm May 14, 2011
treselegant:

Illustrated Police News 1895.

treselegant:

Illustrated Police News 1895.

8:21pm May 14, 2011
modernfoppery:

damesalamode:

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1801.
Nice long train on her gown, AND she’s wearing a cap!  

Even Revolutionary France had hipster chicks.

modernfoppery:

damesalamode:

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1801.

Nice long train on her gown, AND she’s wearing a cap!  

Even Revolutionary France had hipster chicks.

8:15pm May 14, 2011
from Scent of a Woman (1992)

from Scent of a Woman (1992)

8:12pm May 14, 2011
thevictorianist:

Victorian Music Halls
The rise and spread of music halls in ninteenthy-century London helped to establish a revolutionary style of popular music. Part of the reason for the rapid growth of music halls was that the British Copyright Act of 1842 protected the reproduction and performance of music and gave an enormous stimulus to the music market, affecting writers, performers, and publishers. The tavern concert room became increasingly bigger and more independent until purpose-built halls arose. By the 1870s, a star system was in place, and among the celebrated performers of the latter part of the century were Marie Lloyd, George Leybourne, the Great MacDermott, Albert Chevalier, and Gus Elen.
Image: Cover for ‘Mischief’, staring Miss Marie Lloyd (1891)

thevictorianist:

Victorian Music Halls

The rise and spread of music halls in ninteenthy-century London helped to establish a revolutionary style of popular music. Part of the reason for the rapid growth of music halls was that the British Copyright Act of 1842 protected the reproduction and performance of music and gave an enormous stimulus to the music market, affecting writers, performers, and publishers. The tavern concert room became increasingly bigger and more independent until purpose-built halls arose. By the 1870s, a star system was in place, and among the celebrated performers of the latter part of the century were Marie Lloyd, George Leybourne, the Great MacDermott, Albert Chevalier, and Gus Elen.

Image: Cover for ‘Mischief’, staring Miss Marie Lloyd (1891)

8:05pm May 14, 2011
thestoryofagirl:

Before going out to dinner with my family.

thestoryofagirl:

Before going out to dinner with my family.

8:04pm May 14, 2011
thestoryofagirl:

Going for brunch with my mom, home for the weekend.

thestoryofagirl:

Going for brunch with my mom, home for the weekend.

7:08pm May 14, 2011
oldrags:

Bal Mabille by Charles Vernier, 19th century (late 1860’s?), Musée Carnavalet

oldrags:

Bal Mabille by Charles Vernier, 19th century (late 1860’s?), Musée Carnavalet

7:08pm May 14, 2011
oldrags:

Mabille by Charles Vernier, 19th century (1850’s?), Musée Carnavalet
Mmm look at those ankles

oldrags:

Mabille by Charles Vernier, 19th century (1850’s?), Musée Carnavalet

Mmm look at those ankles

7:08pm May 14, 2011
oldrags:

Olivia Peyton Murray Cutting by Alexandre Cabanel, 1887

oldrags:

Olivia Peyton Murray Cutting by Alexandre Cabanel, 1887

5:45pm May 14, 2011
theinsanerose:

Miss Gaynor Rowlands

theinsanerose:

Miss Gaynor Rowlands