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lostpastremembered: Dining with Edith Wharton, Turkey with Oysters and Corn Soufflé

Dining with Edith Wharton, Turkey with Oysters and Corn Soufflé

Beatrix Potter and her pet rabbit, Benjamin Bouncer, which became the inspiration for Peter Rabbit.

Retro Exotic Ladies with Their Retro Exotic Pets

Marie Curie was a woman before her time. Born in 1867, in Poland, she was a genius in physics and in chemistry; she is the first woman ever to receive a Nobel Prize and the only woman in history to receive two Nobel Prizes.

10 Most Famous Women in History

Beaded gray wedding dress1891

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Portrait of Caryl Fairchild (later Caryl Fairchild Bacon), youngest daughter of former governor and Civil War hero Lucius Fairchild. This photograph is dated “Christmas 1896.” Because her father had died only six months earlier, the color of Caryl’s dress with its enormous puffed sleeves is a sign that she was still in mourning.

Émilie Marie Bouchaud // 1890s

Dress, ca. 1890-1900. Machine lace, machine embroidery, cotton, silk. Mode Museum

1895 tea gown by Worth

PARIS HAUTE COUTURE; A Magnificent Exhibition

legrandcirque: E. Bieber, Ita Wegman, Berlin, Germany, 1899.

"Elegante Au Sofa", 1895, by Julius LeBlanc Stewart (French, 1855-1919)

Elegante Au Sofa by Julius LeBlanc Stewart

Elegant Lady with Parasol


J.P. Vail, Seated woman with large black dog, 1875

Man with top hat, Paris, 1890. Quite the dandy!


Charles Dickens reading to his daughters

Lillie Langtry 1899

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Vasily Kandinsky (right), Dmitry Kardovsky (center), A. Seddeler (left) in the Azbe-Schule, Munich, c1897 - Love this photo! They look very modern and dashing.

After party 1860 soiree aux salon de Paris

"The Gardener's Daughter" Julia Margaret Cameron, 1867

group of women having a smoke, gelatin silver print, c. 1896.

Women Playing Cards (c. 1890)

Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies (photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862) She was born into a royal West African dynasty, and was orphaned in 1848, when she was around five years old, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence. She spent her life between the British royal household and her ...

That's some fisher(wo)man!

Woman in Mourning, 1/9th-Plate Ambrotype, Circa 1857 by lisby1, via Flickr