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.
A Native American sends smoke signals in Montana, June 1909.Photograph by Dr. Joseph K. Dixon, National Geographic Creative
Glacier Point, c.1900s
from Square America
Man climbing the front entrance to Borobudur
Central Java, 1872
Albumen silver photograph
[via Art Blart]
Woman dancing on a beach, 1920s
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.
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.
Portrait of a woman , c.1900
Great cedar tree, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, 1897
from Musée McCord Museum
nationalmediamuseum: Children on beach, 1906, Otto Pfenninger, The Royal Photographic Society Collection © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Head of a Woman
Max Buri, 1896
from Allen Memorial Art Museum & centuriespast
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
Pierre Louÿs - 125. Buste de jeune mauresque