Queen Mary of Teck, wife of King George V and the grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II. Her mother was a member of the British royal family, and her father was a German duke.

Queen Mary of Teck, wife of King George V and the grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II. Her mother was a member of the British royal family, and her father was a German duke.

King George V (right) with his first cousin Tsar Nicholas II, Berlin, 1913. Note the close physical resemblance between the two monarchs.

King George V (right) with his first cousin Tsar Nicholas II, Berlin, 1913. Note the close physical resemblance between the two monarchs.

Autochrome photos from the early 1900's from around the world to document cultural diversity - these are great!!!

A Trip Through Time

Autochrome photos from the early 1900's from around the world to document cultural diversity - these are great!!!

Princess Mary of Teck married George, the Duke of York (they later became Queen Mary and King George V) in 1893, wearing a gown by Linton and Curtis.

Princess Mary of Teck married George, the Duke of York (they later became Queen Mary and King George V) in 1893, wearing a gown by Linton and Curtis.

stripes were huge during this era. Love the frill on the sleeves and the solid black corset contrast.

stripes were huge during this era. Love the frill on the sleeves and the solid black corset contrast.

1909 dress from http://www.bibliothequedesartsdecoratifs.com/cgi-bin/visu_vignettes.pl?M5053MA_214B16X#

1909 dress from http://www.bibliothequedesartsdecoratifs.com/cgi-bin/visu_vignettes.pl?M5053MA_214B16X#

The Cullinan Diamond can also be removed from the scepter.  Queen Mary, consort of King George V, shows off the Cullinan diamond as a hefty brooch.

The Cullinan Diamond can also be removed from the scepter. Queen Mary, consort of King George V, shows off the Cullinan diamond as a hefty brooch.

Evening Dress, Gabrielle Chanel, Paris, France: ca. 1930, alternately-pieced silk satin and lace. "This elegant evening dress from the 1930s has insertions of lace, the technique which was frequently used for lingerie during the Belle Époque period. Of the camisoles, slip dresses, and other similar styles that have transformed to become modern day outerwear, this work was the first such underwear fashion piece of the modern era..."

Evening Dress, Gabrielle Chanel, Paris, France: ca. 1930, alternately-pieced silk satin and lace. "This elegant evening dress from the 1930s has insertions of lace, the technique which was frequently used for lingerie during the Belle Époque period. Of the camisoles, slip dresses, and other similar styles that have transformed to become modern day outerwear, this work was the first such underwear fashion piece of the modern era..."

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