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    Young girl (possibly a debutante) in a ball gown, c. 1850s-60s.

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

    Sally Bonetta Forbes, born in West Africa was captured and became a slave of the King of Dahomey at 5 years old. In June 1850, Commodore Forbes of H.M.S. Bonetta arrived in Dahomey and the King presented him with the girl as a present for Queen Victoria. She was brought back to England and Victoria and Albert paid for her education. Later when Sally was married, Queen Victoria was godmother to their first child, named Victoria in her honour.

    shihlun: “Anonymous, c. 1910.”

    Vintage Child by Art & Vintage, via Flickr

    A soiled dove, indeed.

    A strikingly gorgeous unknown young woman from Queensland (circa 1884).

    vintage girl with her doll

    Portrait of young woman by the famed photographer Mathew J. Steffens out of Chicago [1907]

    Victorian girls

    adorable Vintage pic of children

    A Man & his Wife

    ɱҽɱσɽᎥҽʂ ʄɽσɱ ʈɦҽ ƥαʂʈ

    girl with doll

    :::::::::::: Antique Photograph :::::::::::: Edwardian House Maid.

    Girlfriends, New Zealand circa 1905.


    Russian sisters

    Found image, c. 1900