Gorgeous little girl in amazing Victorian / Edwardian dress Photo credit listed as "African American Girl, Half-Length Portrait, with Right Hand to Cheek, with Illustrated Book on Table." 1899 or 1900. W.E.B. Du Bois Albums of Photographs of African Americans in Georgia Exhibited at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900, now in Library of Congress.
Early mourning jewelry such as rings and pendants with skeletons or skull and crossbones reflects Memento Mori or As I Am So Shall You Be. The earliest depictions of these items are thought to go back to the late Middle Ages during the virulent plague known as The Black Death.
1519- Mary of Hungary by Hans Maler zu Schwaz -EXCERPT:'This portrait of Queen Mary of Hungary shows late Middle Ages style. The dress may be a cotehardie, a fitted one-piece garment, literally located under a gown - a garment worn over a dress. Her hair is covered by a caul, a transitional headdress worn between the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance.'
Casket with Scenes from Romance Date: ca. 1310–30, Made in Paris, France. This coffret illustrated with scenes from Arthurian and other courtly literature of the Middle Ages is one of the most imposing examples to survive.
Portrait of Mary Kytson, Lady Darcy of Chiche, later, Lady Rivers, British School, circa 1590
SEX IN THE MIDDLE AGES: LEGENDS AND TRUTH (Versione in inglese dell’articolo Il sesso nel Medioevo, tra leggende e verità) The new book by Jacques Rossiaud (Sexualités au Moyen age, éd. Jean-Paul Gisserot) focuses on sexual practices in the Middle Ages and has quickly become a very debated issue in the net. This essay analyses and describes sexual habits and beliefs, disproving some clichés on this subject and disclosing some curious and strange information. [...] Folia Magazine