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    Circus Caravans, 1940s-1950s. Retronaut: "Arthur J. Fenwick collection of circus material. Arthur Fenwick (1878-1957) was a director of Fenwick’s Department Store. In his personal life he was extremely interested in fairs and circuses, collecting historical material about them and building personal relationships with showmen who visited Newcastle."


    Queen Elizabeth & Marilyn Monroe, both age 30 in 1956.

    Louvre Museum. The Grande Galerie abandoned during World War II.

    World War II Russia

    World War II, Paris 1944.

    Princess Hermine Reuss of Luxembourg with her daughters Caroline and Emma, ca. 1900.

    Isadora Duncan. Inventor of American modern dance. Shifted the focus of dance from the stifling emphasis on feet to the soulful, expressive, liberated solar plexus. Made dance more about freedom and emotions and introduced movement inspired by nature, athleticism, and folk dance, among other things. Muse to many artists across many genres.

    Ravishing beauty, Edwardian socialite, and first wife of General Douglas MacArthur, Louise Cromwell Brooks in 1911.

    boys and girls making Maltese bobbin lace in Malta, 1936.

    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.

    In 1844, Alexandre Dumas père wrote The Three Musketeers. He is the grandson of a Haitian Marie-Cessette Dumas, and his father remains the highest ranking African descent soldier in any European army. The lack of prejudice reflects the equality-liberty-fraternity motto of France. He is one of the most widely read French Authors and his works have been made into over 200 movies.

    RFK and MLK

    Princess Elizabeth /1949/ what a beautiful picture Princess Elizabeth(Queen Elizabeth II).

    Simone de Beauvoir by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Now, look at Beauvoir and Sartre together.

    Bavarian: Queen Therese's Tiara, Bavaria - c1830. Rubies, spinels, diamonds, and gold.

    Twiggy romance

    #twiggy in a #london airport, 1967

    Human beings - especially human beings who are convinced they are on a mission from their god - are more dangerous than any contrived monster.

    Czarina Alexandra Romanov

    Farah Diba wearing the Seven Emeralds Tiara. "royal tiaras and crowns | ... Crown Prince Frederik’s wife Crown Princess Mary now owns the tiara" As far as I know the Seven Emeralds tiara is still in the Central Bank of Iran, where I believe it is on display with other jewels of the shah--not in Denmark.

    Gold snuff box, Paris 1838

    "Diamond & enamel ring of the heavens" belonging to Marie Antoinette. ♔

    Finger Ring Date: 4th-7th century Culture: Langobardic