1800s Portrait of three women featured in the book The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious by W.M. Hunt. The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious presents a wonderfully idiosyncratic and compelling collection of photographs assembled around a particular theme: in each image, the gaze of the subject is averted, the face obscured or the eyes firmly closed. (via La Lettre de la Photographie and turnofthecentury)
The shoemaker (late 19th century). Jan Matzeliger, born in 1852, immigrated to the US "at age 18 and went to work in a shoe factory in Philadelphia. Shoes then were hand made, a slow tedious process. Jan Matzeliger helped revolutionize the shoe industry by developing a shoe lasting machine that would attach the sole to the shoe in one minute."
This is something our beloved Charlotte wouldn't have been caught dead in even though it is blue and white. Why? Because it's a store bought dress ... she would have had to buy it from the detested Widow Appleby at the Mercantile in A Heart on Hold!