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oldpaintings · a day ago
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The Pearl Necklace, c.1905 by Henry Tonks (English, 1862--1937)
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fashionsfromhistory · 2 days ago
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Dress
c.1900-1901
Grand Rapids Public Museum
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history-of-fashion · a day ago
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1958 Day dress by Cargelli, Netherlands
dark blue ottoman grosgrain silk, mother-of-pearl buttons
(Museum Rotterdam)
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classicarte · 2 days ago
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Portrait de Percy Grainger Jacques-Émile Blanche, 1906
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jeannepompadour · a day ago
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C.Z. Guest  by Cecil Beaton in Vogue UK 1959
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maertyrer · a day ago
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Fritz Eichenberg St. Christopher
Wood engraving, 18.7 x 13 cm, 1949
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wardrobeoftime · 2 days ago
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Downton Abbey + Costumes
Lady Mary Crawley’s beige-brown dress in Season 02, Episode 09.
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r-u-s-s-i-a · 20 hours ago
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Sergey Rachmaninov at the piano (1910s/1920s)
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charlottearthistory · 10 months ago
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‘germanic warrior with helmet’ - osmar schindler (1902)
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solomonsgarden · 11 months ago
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Strawberry postage stamps from St. Pierre and Miquelon, Brazil and Sweden 🍓
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altheaontheinternet · 8 months ago
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The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, August 31, 1952
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oldpaintings · 2 months ago
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Illustration for the Tales by Edgar Allan Poe, 1907 by Alberto Martini (Italian, 1876--1954)
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fashionsfromhistory · 2 days ago
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Dress
c.1900-1901
Grand Rapids Public Museum
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artschoolglasses · 2 months ago
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Spirit Bear Possessing a Man’s Soul, David Ruben Piqtoukun, 1982
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classicarte · 3 months ago
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Le voile noir (The Black Veil) Samuel Melton Fisher, 1907/8
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jeannepompadour · 10 hours ago
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Aleksandra Ekster
Costume design for Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome, 1917
Costume design for Salome, 1917,
Women's costume design, 1920
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maertyrer · 3 months ago
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Joé Descomps-Cormier Brooch depicting St. Joan of Arc
Enamel and gold, ca. 1900
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wardrobeoftime · a day ago
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Downton Abbey + Costumes
Lady Mary Crawley’s blue & black dress in Season 02, Episode 09 and Season 03, Episode 03, 05 & 08.
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r-u-s-s-i-a · a day ago
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Evgenia Maksimovna Osipova in Russian costume,Murom (1900s)
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amazighbuffyofrivia · a year ago
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I do appreciate what Cathy Hay has been doing of late. Her last video made me really emotional.
She has been trying to recreate the Peacock dress, designed by Worth and worn by Mary Curzon in 1903. It's a 10 pound chiffon dress of woven silver and gold thread.
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Frankly, the embroidery is far more beautiful than its design.
But she's found it difficult to recreate, to say the least. The embroidery was done in colonised India, when The British Empire controlled and took credit for everything. And let me tell you, some of these Indian ateliers had a lot of people working on a single piece, because the designs are so intricate and elaborate.
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And so, recently she's been more outspoken of the fact that British colonisation really enables these wealthy western Europeans to wear gowns that almost look impossibly beautiful, but rightful credit was of course never given to the people who made it. Cathy started talking about this during the height of media coverage of the ongoing Black Lives Matter protest. She said she was reflecting on her position in the world and the lens through which she saw the Peacock dress.
So Cathy Hay has been researching it's history. And she eventually found out the name of the man who owned the work shop that made it. Kishan Shand from Delhi. It was a firm owned by Manick Chand. And more importantly, she found a sketch of the men that worked there, around the period the embroidery probably would have been done. It was most likely those very same men.
And I just felt this lump in my throat. I always wonder about the craftsmen behind so much of history's most beautiful art. They're never named because the one who commissions the work, the patron, is usually given all the undue credit. We still don't know the individual names, but we have a sketch of their faces.
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