Turn of the Century

Jul 28

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.

Jul 23

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

Jul 09

Glacier Point, c.1900s
from Square America

Glacier Point, c.1900s

from Square America

Jun 15

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]

Apr 23

Woman dancing on a beach, 1920s

Woman dancing on a beach, 1920s

Feb 25

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

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

Feb 04

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.

Jan 20

Portrait of a woman , c.1900 

Portrait of a woman , c.1900 

Jan 14

Great cedar tree, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, 1897
from Musée McCord Museum

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

from Musée McCord Museum

Oct 28

nationalmediamuseum: Children on beach, 1906, Otto Pfenninger, The Royal Photographic Society Collection © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

nationalmediamuseumChildren on beach, 1906, Otto Pfenninger, The Royal Photographic Society Collection © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Oct 22

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

Sep 06

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  

Aug 16

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Aug 14

Pierre Louÿs - 125. Buste de jeune mauresque

Pierre Louÿs - 125. Buste de jeune mauresque