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yesterdaysprint · 2 days ago
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Judge magazine, 1911
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enchantedengland · 23 hours ago
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Pergola and Hill Gardens, Hampstead, London.
If you wish to know the story of the Pergola and Hill Gardens, you can
And did Lord Liderhosen's friends band together to keep those pergola gardens looking lovely, since they knew how much they had meant to him? They did not. And did our lordly Lord leave a stipend for a gardener in his will, to keep his legacy alive and thriving? He did not.
So in 1904 a fellow named Lord Leverhulme resided in a nearby mansion, and this gentleman had made a fortune in soap. A large, large fortune. He made so much money from that soap he sat about all day thinking over how he could spend it all.
Now what Lord Liverhome liked best after soap was socialising, and he enjoyed having elaborate balls and parties and shindies and such at the week-end. It was the era of Edwardian opulence, and Lord Lemur was certainly down for that. He decided to build an extensive garden, with pergolas lit by swinging lanterns, and rosebushes and dangling wisteria and hidden paths, and it was all for the enjoyment of his posh friends. Over the next 20 years he built on and on to his pergola gardens until at last he had time to enjoy them. Except then he died.
(photos @clocking.those.miles IG)
The pergola gardens grew unchecked and the ivy climbed around the old columns and the rosebushes ran wild and unpruned beside the tumble-down ruins and no one went to that garden, ever.
Then the Beautiful Decay aesthetic arrived! Soon everyone realised that ruins were often more lovely than the pristine original. Now the site is quite popular, with photographers and young families and Instagrammers and ruin enthusiasts alike visiting here in all seasons. It is also a wedding venue, and for a mere £28,000 you too can marry your beloved within its ruined splendour. (That number is actually correct. I got a quote).
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victorianchap · a day ago
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🔸Classic Victorian French postcard for Halloween of witch circa 1890s #blackandwhitephotography #monochrome #halloween #vintage #portrait #oldphoto #goodolddays #victorianchaps #1890s #victorian #edwardian #witch #fashion #beauty #retro #nostalgia #frenchpostcard https://www.instagram.com/p/CVV5Unug18m/?utm_medium=tumblr
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fripperiesandfobs · 3 months ago
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Evening dress ca. 1913
From the Göteborgs stadsmuseum
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shiraglassman · 2 months ago
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“Moonlight kiss” by northernblots
https://www.inprnt.com/gallery/northernblot/moonlight-kiss/
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tapireye · 12 months ago
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Antique Bodices, c. 1870s - 1910s
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yesterdaysprint · a year ago
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Daily Mirror, England, January 22, 1909 Image © The British Library Board. All Rights Reserved.
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onceuponatown · 9 months ago
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Edwardian dogs (and their humans). Ca. 1900-1905.
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shewhoworshipscarlin · 7 months ago
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Music box by Faberge for the 25th anniversary of Prince Felix Yusupov and Princess Zinaida Yusupova, 1907.
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historicalbeauties · 3 months ago
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More photos of Lillian Russell, because I cannot get over her chubby glory!
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