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Interesting Historical Stuff

Interesting Historical Stuff

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~at-home dress: chinese aubergine silk damask and velvet, ca. 1850~

The Willard Psychiatric Centre, New York. Abandoned 1995. Hundreds of suitcases were found in an attic, untouched since their owners packed them before being institutionalised decades earlier. Their stories make fascinating reading -click to read them.

Woodrow Wilson with his grandson. Vintage. Born in the White House Jan. 17, 1915

I must be Roman!

Dress 1885 Les Arts Décoratifs

Vintage ball gown


Sophie Gimbel evening dress ca. 1947

Grace la Rue, c. 1910s..beautiful

A platinum and diamond necklace - jewellery saved from the Titanic goes on display

Spectacular Colorized B Photos of Historical Icons - My Modern Metropolis Charlie Chaplin--amazing!

Shoes, 1925.

1912 Tirelli. Beautiful.

Mourning Dress 1823-1825 The Victoria & Albert Museum

1800s shoes - dark brown w/decorative cutwork vamps, cream silk satin w/cream chain stitch embroidery, and ruched cream ribbon on sawtooth edge on instep, broad square toes, leather soles. I'd love a pair for today!

Victorian roller skates

Merle Oberan wore this gorgeous champagne-colored empire gown in the 1954 movie, DESIREE

Samuel Decker was a Civil War veteran who built his own prosthetics after losing his arms in combat.

Chocolate Brown Bustle Dress, French, c. 1885.

A young girl wearing a pair of artificial legs, with her doll , 1890,

vintage gown detail

Eta Hentz dress, 1944

1880-85, wool and moiré silk mourning ensemble. detail.

Love this picture!

Biltmore Estate