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Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione (1837 – 1899), better known as La Castiglione, was an Italian aristocrat who achieved notoriety as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France. She was also a significant figure in the early history of photography.

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Actress, singer and dancer Minnie Ashley photographed by Falk, 1897. #Victorian #actresses #women

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from eBaum's World

25 Stunning 19th Century Portraits of Native America Women

36 portraits saisissants de jeunes filles amérindiennes de la fin des années…

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On the streets after a New York blizzard, 1899 | detournementsmineurs

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Lovely atmospheric photograph of Waterloo Place, London in 1899 by the Belgian photographer Leonard Misonne

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What a beautiful photograph. 1800's (is it really from the 1800s? it looks so... perfect.)

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from BuzzFeed

The 1800s Weren't Nearly As Sad As You Thought

LOVE THIS! The 1800s Weren't Nearly As Sad As You Thought

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What an amazing picture! rare expression for 1800s photography!

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The progression of photographic formats in the 1800s. Nearly all consumer photographs in the 19th century were produced by one of these technologies. #photography

The progression of photographic formats in the 1800s. Nearly all consumer photographs in the 19th century were produced by one of these technologies. #photography

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