This showcases the "La belle Epoque" spirit of the era during the Edwardian era. This image demonstrates the type of dress style that women wore. La belle Epoque was a period in history that lead up to WWI.
The Library service has published several wonderful images by the late amateur photographer Edward Linley Sambourne, who was also the chief cartoonist for Punch, which give an amazing insight into the street style of the woman of London and Paris over a century ago.
Lotta Crabtree was a major singer-actress in the earning up to a week and when she died in 1924 she left an estate worth 4 million. She donated a fountain to San Fran at Market & Kearny where people meet to mark the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake.
Gibson girl (Charles Dana Gibson late century in US and Canada). Appeared in the late century drew female beauty and represented beautiful American girls. Women with large bust and hips, waterfall curly hair pined-up loosely.