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fashionsfromhistory · a day ago
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John J. Stevens
1874-1875
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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shewhoworshipscarlin · a day ago
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Opera glasses, late 1800s, Paris, France.
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lily-archipelago · 2 days ago
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♡ isra
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porcelainxo · a day ago
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‘how lovely it would be to be a doll. to be perfect, to be loved, to be cared for, to be empty.’
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bebemoon · 2 days ago
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look for the name: ALICE
erdem resort 2o17; cream lace victorian-edwardian-style gown w/ black sash and ribbon detailing (edited by me<3)
antique bejeweled and pearl-drip fringe vest, worn by theda bara as “cleopatra” in 1917
lou taylor black draped tissue vintage clutch bag w/ shoulder chain and mirror inside
colibri kreisler vintage gold-toned pewterfigural rose lighter, c. 196o’s 
erdem “phillipa” black velvet lace platform sandals w/ yellow and white crystal buckle
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vintagegeekculture · 10 hours ago
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1898. 
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aheathen-conceivably · a day ago
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Just a collection of gratuitous screens of the new Darlington cottage. I did decorate it a bit more than I intended to (it is supposed to be a “run down” cottage after all) but let’s just pretend the Darlingtons have already begun to make it their own. It will continue to get more clutter and personality going forward. Maybe one day it will even have indoor plumbing!
Thanks to @lilaicks for the original gallery build, and @lilis-palace, @linzlu, @brazenlotus, @nocturne-vi, @madameriasims4, @aleykaa, @s-imagination, @pluto-sims, and @Standardheld who’s CC I used to redecorate the interior. Please check out these creators if you’re interested in anything you see here, and if you can’t find it, feel free to send me an ask 💕
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allaboutrings · 2 days ago
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Victorian 9k Gold Bloodstone Shield Ring
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thelongvictorian · 15 hours ago
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An Out-of-Doors Study (1889) by John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). French painter Paul Helleu (1859–1927) sketching his young wife, Alice (1870–1933)]. The Met.
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matthew-macfadyen-gifs · a day ago
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Ripper Street (2012-2016) Season 1, Episode 1: "I Need Light"
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urchinquest · 2 days ago
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Chapter 1                     Chapter 2               Chapter 3           Chapter 4        Chapter 5
CHAPTER 6 START               Page 11___CURRENT___Page 13
Scallywag: It’s been a long day already, Adaas, where’s your aunt?
Adaas: … T-The sunset district
Scallywag: WHAT?? THAT’S MILES AWAY!!
Ragamuffin: Which is why we should keep going!
Urchin: Pardon, Adaas? Um, hi, I’m Urchin
Adaas: Hi Urchin:
Urchin: I just wanted to say sorry for being rude earlier
Adaas: Oh, it’s okay. Most people get weirded out when they meet people like me.
Urchin: I-I wasn’t weirded out! I just never met a changeling before-
Sweeper: URCHIN STFU
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fashionsfromhistory · 16 hours ago
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c.1873
Great Britain or France
The ruched skirt and draperies on this dress reverberate with intense colour, revealing the fashion for bright new synthetic dyes. Their inception owes much to the work of Sir William Henry Perkin (1838-1907), who discovered the first famous artificial colour by accident in 1856 when he was a student at the Royal College of Chemistry in London. While experimenting with a synthetic formula to replace the natural anti-malarial drug quinine, he produced a reddish powder instead of the colourless quinine. To better understand the reaction he tested the procedure using aniline and created a crude black product that ‘when purified, dried and digested with spirits of wine gave a mauve dye’. This dye created a beautiful lustrous colour that Perkin patented and which became known as ‘aniline violet’ or ‘mauveine’.
Perkin’s discovery led to a revolution in synthetic colour from the late 1850s onwards. Textile manufacturers soon turned to his aniline process and the resulting fabrics were characterised by an unprecedented brilliance and intensity that delighted the consumer. Women’s dresses acted as a perfect advertisement for these rich hues, especially as trimmings usually matched the colour of the gown. In August 1859 the satirical journal ‘Punch’ described the craze for purple as ‘Mauve Measles’, a disease which erupted in a ‘measly rash of ribbons’ and ended with the entire body covered in mauve. Soon other synthetic dyes were being produced with evocative names such as ‘acid magenta’, ‘aldehyde green’, ‘Verguin’s fuchine’, ‘Martius yellow’ and Magdela red’ to match their gaudy appearance. Dye analysis of this dress showed that the silk was coloured with synthetic dyes belonging to the methyl violet and aniline blue families of dyes.
Victoria & Albert Museum
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shewhoworshipscarlin · a day ago
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Countess de Castiglione as Elvira at the Cheval Glass, 1861-67, France.
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vintagehomecollection · a month ago
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The Fernery at Southport Botanic Garden uses a riot of foliage that is redolent of those Victorian follies and grottoes that lingered on in the 19th century.
The Creative Garden, 1989
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porcelainxo · a day ago
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julietjardin · 8 months ago
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18th Century German chatelaine scent bottle, hand finished crystal, inner stopper, ornate silver mounts of angels and putti. Silver and makers marks.
*Illustrated Scent and Scent Bottles by Edmund Launert
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aheathen-conceivably · 2 days ago
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The Darlingtons arrived in Henford on the first day of Fall, 1898. Florence’s uncle, Joseph Webber, had moved his family to a larger farm up the hill a few years before, leaving his old cottage in disrepair. He agreed to sell them the house for a fraction of the cost, as long as Oliver worked weekends with him on his farm.
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Oliver had sold Darlington manor for almost exactly what they owed their debtors. Unfortunately, this also meant leaving his beloved piano behind. They had only taken Adelia’s embroideries, their gramophone, and their portraits with them, yet somehow their small, under-furnished cottage already felt like home.
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marzipanandminutiae · 8 days ago
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“but what did POOR Victorian women wear?”
unless they were crushingly poor, the same basic arrangement of garments as rich women, and the closest approximation of fashionable fabrics, colors, trims, etc. they could manage
let’s put it this way: don’t you generally wear the same articles of clothing celebrities wear? just from less expensive brands and sometimes- but not always, anymore -made in less luxurious fabrics? just because Kim Kardashian wears jeans by some big-name designer and your aunt wears jeans from Target doesn’t mean they aren’t both wearing jeans. 
and I think this is really important to remember and tell people about, re: history, because it acts as a reminder that the human drive for beauty and self-expression through body adornment isn’t limited to the upper classes. and never has been
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arsenicinshell · 6 months ago
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The Gothic Pool of Landa, Burgos, Spain 
photos by 1-anahimes 2-noecamr 3-antiwedding on ig
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pemberlaey · 2 months ago
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“reader, i married him” my sister in christ he locked his first wife in the attic
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