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1900's lifestyle, society & real life

The Edwardian Era (1900 -1910) / "The Aughts" (from aught aught to aught nine) / La Belle Epoque. I'm interested in the true expression of the decade: its visual icons, the graphic records of its everyday way of life everywhere, its contrasts and its contradictions. The best, the normal and the worst

U.S. Taking on gas in Middleton, New York, 1909

vintage everyday: Taking on gas in Middleton, New York, 1909

Hungary. Dreher's cafe, Andrássy blvd, Budapest, 1900

France. Ragpicker, 1900 // EUGENE ATGET

Ireland. Group in motor cars, Bunmahon, Co. Waterford, 1906

U.S. "Launch of steamer Frank J. Hecker.", St. Clair, Michigan, 1905

Launch Party photo

U.K. A view of London's Petticoat Lane on a Sunday morning, c1900 perhaps.

U.K. Lady Ottoline Morrell, 1905 // photographed by Cavendish Morton, (National Portrait Gallery)

Gertrude and Ursula Falke (1906), daughters of writer Gustav Falke

U.S. Women waiting in line to vote in an election (probably for a school board) in a downtown Minneapolis precinct, c.1908.

Two children talk to a blacksmith standing in the doorway of his forge, c.1900 // Photograph by Frances S. Allen

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Blacksmith: c. 1900

France. Bains de mer de la famille Lumière, vers 1910

U.K. Harrods during their 75th anniversary, London, 1909

Russia. Finding the hat-seller, Moscow, ca. 1900.

U.S. Farm family in Tulare County in central California, about 1900 (detail) // by Ansley | John Bosko, April 6, 2010. Flickr

France. Terrasse du café de la Paix. Paris, c. 1900. (Detail) // © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet