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Steampunk flights of fancy  Anon., USA, 1900s  Real photo postcard, 5½ x 3½ in. (13.5 x 8.5 cm)  © Fine Vernacular Photography

Steampunk flights of fancy Anon., USA, Real photo postcard, x in. x cm) © Fine Vernacular Photography

1840s day dress  I like when they include the hair.  It gives a whole picture.

Show at the Phoenix Art Museum Medieval-ism: Fashion's Romance with the Middle Ages. Unknown American or English designer. Changeant silk taffeta with silk laces and metal tips. Via Phoenix Art Museum. Photo by Ken Howie.

One of hundreds of thousands of free digital items from The New York Public Library.

Blanche Bates, ca. 1894 US (Milwaukee). Blanche Bates was an American actress, born in Portland, Oregon. She made her début in San Francisco in a benefit performance of Brander Matthews's 'This Picture and That'.

On February 27, 1922, the Supreme Court upheld the Nineteenth Amendment (allowing women to vote) in a case that challenged its constitutionality (Leser v. Garnett). The decision was unanimous (and I would have liked to see the looks on the faces of the dudes on the challenging side).

19 September 1893 New Zealand first in women’s vote. With the signing of the Electoral Bill by Governor Lord Glasgow, New Zealand becomes the first country in the world to grant national voting rights to women.

Vintage Glamour In London’s East End | British Journal of Photography-All images from the series Vintage Glamour In London’s East End, courtesy Hoxton Mini Press  A Jewish studio photographer, taking family portraits in Whitechapel, East London, from the 1920s to the 1950s, has been rediscovered in a new photobook.

vintagebrides: “Lilly and Michael were married on 26 June During WWII, Michael was in the army manning anti-aircraft batteries while Lilly drove an ambulance. Photo by Boris Bennett London, England ”

http://www.finevernacularphotography.com    Anon., USA, ca. 1910s  Real photo postcard, 5 ½ x 3 ½ ins. (13.5 x 8.5 cm)  © Fine Vernacular Photography

, USA, ca.

Evening dress ca. 1840, remade from 1742 brocade  From the Albany Institute of History & Art

Unidentified Maker, from fabric designed by Anna Maria Garthwaite and woven by Mr. Fabric from London, Spitalfields, England Brocaded silk taffeta, 1742 (remade c.