1. Notes: 243 / 1 month ago  from europeanafashion
    europeanafashion:

Mourning Dress, around 1900 
Foto: Christa Losta
© Wien Museum
Mourning dress symbolized humility and respect for the deceased. Outward signs of mourning were usually observed by women.
They wore deep mourning attire for at least a year after the death of a close relative. Aristoratic widows, like Queen Victoria, or Maria Theresia, in the eighteenth century, wore mourning for the rest of their lives.
Mourning attire had to be of a black and dull fabric. Crêpe was commonly associated with mourning. While men got away with a crêpe band on one sleeve, women were obliged to wear black dresses and hats with heavy crêpe veils. Even accessories such as fans and parasols, had to be black. In the second half of a year of mourning, a women could wear grey or mauve – the first artificially produced colour dye.

    europeanafashion:

    Mourning Dress, around 1900 

    Foto: Christa Losta

    © Wien Museum

    Mourning dress symbolized humility and respect for the deceased. Outward signs of mourning were usually observed by women.

    They wore deep mourning attire for at least a year after the death of a close relative. Aristoratic widows, like Queen Victoria, or Maria Theresia, in the eighteenth century, wore mourning for the rest of their lives.

    Mourning attire had to be of a black and dull fabric. Crêpe was commonly associated with mourning. While men got away with a crêpe band on one sleeve, women were obliged to wear black dresses and hats with heavy crêpe veils. Even accessories such as fans and parasols, had to be black. In the second half of a year of mourning, a women could wear grey or mauve – the first artificially produced colour dye.

     
  2. Notes: 6737 / 1 month ago  from natgeofound
    A Native American sends smoke signals in Montana, June 1909.Photograph by Dr. Joseph K. Dixon, National Geographic Creative
from natgeofound

    A Native American sends smoke signals in Montana, June 1909.Photograph by Dr. Joseph K. Dixon, National Geographic Creative

    from natgeofound

     
  3. Notes: 697 / 2 months ago 
    Glacier Point, c.1900s
from Square America

    Glacier Point, c.1900s

    from Square America

     
  4. Notes: 707 / 3 months ago  from liquidnight
    liquidnight:Kassian Céphas
Man climbing the front entrance to Borobudur
Central Java, 1872
Albumen silver photograph
[via Art Blart]

    liquidnight:Kassian Céphas

    Man climbing the front entrance to Borobudur

    Central Java, 1872

    Albumen silver photograph

    [via Art Blart]

     
  5. Notes: 249 / 4 months ago  from bookmarklet
    Woman dancing on a beach, 1920s
     
  6. Notes: 1096 / 6 months ago  from bookmarklet
    Antonin Personnaz Woman in a field of flowers, 1906-1928 
via hauk sven

    Antonin Personnaz Woman in a field of flowers, 1906-1928 
    via hauk sven

     
  7. Notes: 3165 / 6 months ago  from bookmarklet
    Arnold Genthe. Helen MacGowan Cooke picking California golden poppies in a field. 1906. 
via autocromie

    Arnold Genthe. Helen MacGowan Cooke picking California golden poppies in a field. 1906.
    via autocromie

     
  8. Notes: 213 / 7 months ago  from bookmarklet
    Princesses Helena and Louise, 1856, Roger Fenton © Royal Photographic Societyfrom ‘A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography’ at the Getty Center from February 4–June 8 2014.

    Princesses Helena and Louise, 1856, Roger Fenton
    © Royal Photographic Society
    from ‘A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography’ at the Getty Center from February 4–June 8 2014.

     
  9. Notes: 215 / 7 months ago  from bookmarklet
    Portrait of a woman , c.1900 
     
  10. Notes: 694 / 8 months ago  from bookmarklet
    Great cedar tree, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, 1897
from Musée McCord Museum

    Great cedar tree, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, 1897

    from Musée McCord Museum

     
  11. Notes: 286 / 10 months ago  from nationalmediamuseum
    nationalmediamuseum: Children on beach, 1906, Otto Pfenninger, The Royal Photographic Society Collection © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
     
  12. Notes: 173 / 10 months ago  from centuriespast
    Head of a Woman
Max Buri, 1896
from Allen Memorial Art Museum & centuriespast

    Head of a Woman

    Max Buri, 1896

    from Allen Memorial Art Museum & centuriespast

     
  13. Notes: 363 / 1 year ago  from bookmarklet
    Studio portrait of actress Olga Ilić by Milan Jovanović, 1900
This picture is considered the first semi-nude photograph in Serbia. Olga Ilić, later Ilić-Hristilić (1880, Thessaloniki – 1945, Belgrade), was a famous Serbian actress. She was born the illegitimate daughter of Marija Gašparović and a Frenchman. Mother and daughter moved to Niš after Olga’s father had died. In Niš Olga started her acting career at the age of fourteen and pursued it as a travelling actress and playing at different theaters throughout the Balkans (e.g., Belgrade, Novi Sad, Leskovac, Niš, Skopje).
from Visual Archive Southeastern Europe 
with special thanks to Aspida Kosana for this discovery  

    Studio portrait of actress Olga Ilić by Milan Jovanović, 1900

    This picture is considered the first semi-nude photograph in Serbia. Olga Ilić, later Ilić-Hristilić (1880, Thessaloniki – 1945, Belgrade), was a famous Serbian actress. She was born the illegitimate daughter of Marija Gašparović and a Frenchman. Mother and daughter moved to Niš after Olga’s father had died. In Niš Olga started her acting career at the age of fourteen and pursued it as a travelling actress and playing at different theaters throughout the Balkans (e.g., Belgrade, Novi Sad, Leskovac, Niš, Skopje).

    from Visual Archive Southeastern Europe 

    with special thanks to Aspida Kosana for this discovery  

     
  14. Notes: 508 / 1 year ago  from realityayslum

    realityayslum:Frank Eugene 

    Fritzi von Derra - Greek Dancer, 1900s

  15. Notes: 208 / 1 year ago  from bookmarklet
    Pierre Louÿs - 125. Buste de jeune mauresque

    Pierre Louÿs - 125. Buste de jeune mauresque

     
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