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12:38pm September 7, 2014
treselegant:

"She knows, as by a sudden inspiration, Christabel’s secret."
Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1885.

treselegant:

"She knows, as by a sudden inspiration, Christabel’s secret."

Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1885.

1:58am September 3, 2014
treselegant:

"Wife and I" (detail).
Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1885.

On the happiest day of their lives.

treselegant:

"Wife and I" (detail).

Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1885.

On the happiest day of their lives.

2:44am August 19, 2014
books0977:

The Organ Rehearsal (1885). Henry Lerolle (French, 1848-1929). Oil on canvas. Met.
Set in the choir loft of the church of Saint-François-Xavier in Paris, it features members of Lerolle’s intimate circle, including his wife (bare-headed) and her sisters, in fashionable matching hats; his brother-in-law, composer Ernest Chausson, plays the organ. The painter himself gazes outward at left. Shown at the Salon of 1885. One critic recalled, “spectators … spoke low before it, as if waiting for … the voice of the singer to be heard.”

books0977:

The Organ Rehearsal (1885). Henry Lerolle (French, 1848-1929). Oil on canvas. Met.

Set in the choir loft of the church of Saint-François-Xavier in Paris, it features members of Lerolle’s intimate circle, including his wife (bare-headed) and her sisters, in fashionable matching hats; his brother-in-law, composer Ernest Chausson, plays the organ. The painter himself gazes outward at left. Shown at the Salon of 1885. One critic recalled, “spectators … spoke low before it, as if waiting for … the voice of the singer to be heard.”

4:34am August 5, 2014
treselegant:

"It was not Mrs Gascoyne who appeared at the open window."
Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1885.

treselegant:

"It was not Mrs Gascoyne who appeared at the open window."

Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1885.

1:40pm July 20, 2014
oldbookillustrations:

Fie, Mr. Fulton! Or shall we not think so badly of you?

T. S. Cheeseman, from The Cornhill magazine vol. 4 (January to June 1885), London.

(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Fie, Mr. Fulton! Or shall we not think so badly of you?

T. S. Cheeseman, from The Cornhill magazine vol. 4 (January to June 1885), London.

(Source: archive.org)

1:15am July 16, 2014
treselegant:

"Pneumatic clocks in Paris,"
Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1885.

treselegant:

"Pneumatic clocks in Paris,"

Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1885.

3:27am May 28, 2014
shitkicker-deluxe:

treselegant:

"A Novel Sunshade."
Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1885.

…Obviously…

shitkicker-deluxe:

treselegant:

"A Novel Sunshade."

Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1885.

…Obviously…

8:18pm May 20, 2014
books0977:

On the Wings of the Wind. Henry Frith. London & New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1885. First edition.
This collection of adventure stories depicts the daily life and experiences of an engine-driver. “The cowardly assailant hit the inspector a heavy blow.”

books0977:

On the Wings of the Wind. Henry Frith. London & New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1885. First edition.

This collection of adventure stories depicts the daily life and experiences of an engine-driver. “The cowardly assailant hit the inspector a heavy blow.”

12:56pm March 30, 2014
treselegant:

"An English Girl."
Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1885.

treselegant:

"An English Girl."

Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1885.

8:45pm March 24, 2014
treselegant:

" I will not apologise for my intrusion."
Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1885.

treselegant:

" I will not apologise for my intrusion."

Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1885.

9:16pm March 19, 2014
treselegant:

"Agatha, seeing the pain in her face, comes nearer."
Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1885.

treselegant:

"Agatha, seeing the pain in her face, comes nearer."

Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1885.

4:47pm March 16, 2014
treselegant:

"Here was a beauty of a foreign clime."
Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1885.

treselegant:

"Here was a beauty of a foreign clime."

Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1885.