aleyma:


Charles Frederick Worth, Afternoon dress, c.1872 (source).

aleyma:

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Charles Frederick Worth, Afternoon dress, c.1872 (source).

sovietpostcards:

River station in Kalinin (now Tver)
Photo by A. Bogdanov (1963)

sovietpostcards:

River station in Kalinin (now Tver)

Photo by A. Bogdanov (1963)

frenchhistory:

Eugènie Guillou, ancienne religieuse, prostituée

@credits

Eugènie Guillou is born on the 14th of September 1861 in Paris in what seems to be a rich family. After the ruin of the family, she joined the Convent of the Sister of Zion in 1880. Becoming Sister Marie Zelaïde, she stayed 12 years at the convent. Between 1882 and 1885, then between 1885 and 1890, she lived in Romania, in the community of Jassy. For unknown reasons, her vows were refused in 1882.

Little is known about her between 1894 and 1900. She may have lived as a teacher or a servant, as she briefly appeared working as a one for a procurer.

She was sent to jail between 1902 and 1903 because her work of “femme galante”. As it was common, she used classified ad in newspapers to get clients. She describes herself as an adept of whips. She also disguised herself, as a nun for example, and screenwrote her encounters.

Becoming a procuress, she opened different brothels.

Nothing is known about her after 1913.

ourpresidents:

JFK In Ireland
President Obama spoke in Belfast, Northern Ireland at the G-8 Summit yesterday. Here is another Presidential visit to the area: John F. Kennedy’s motorcade passing by Cork, Ireland on June 28,1963. 
For more on JFK and Ireland, check out the Kennedy Library website.
From the Kennedy Library

ourpresidents:

JFK In Ireland

President Obama spoke in Belfast, Northern Ireland at the G-8 Summit yesterday. Here is another Presidential visit to the area: John F. Kennedy’s motorcade passing by Cork, Ireland on June 28,1963. 

For more on JFK and Ireland, check out the Kennedy Library website.

From the Kennedy Library

historyofromanovs:

6-year-old Anastasia aboard the yacht Polar Star, 1907.

historyofromanovs:

6-year-old Anastasia aboard the yacht Polar Star, 1907.

19th century children’s side-button shoes

19th century children’s side-button shoes

‘If the girl had been worth having she’d have waited for you?’ No, sir, the girl really worth having won’t wait for anybody. F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise (via frosla55)

(via danielbruhls)

cointrelles:

Jane Erskine, c. 1838

cointrelles:

Jane Erskine, c. 1838

helena-of-greatbritain:

Little Elizabeth Bowes Lyon looking rather adorable

helena-of-greatbritain:

Little Elizabeth Bowes Lyon looking rather adorable