costumehistory:

thevictorianlady:

Marie Spartali Stillman photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron, March 1868.

For more about Marie Spartali Stillman (x)

For more about Julia Margaret Cameron (x)

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Stephen Fabian

Stephen Fabian

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wishlessness:

Albert Robida’s futurist vision of life in the 20th century in his drawing Maison tournante aérienne

wishlessness:

Albert Robida’s futurist vision of life in the 20th century in his drawing Maison tournante aérienne

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sweetjanespopboutique:

Press launch party for the Biba make-up range, Kensington High Street, April 1970. Image scanned by Sweet Jane From A To Biba by Barbara Hulanicki.

sweetjanespopboutique:

Press launch party for the Biba make-up range, Kensington High Street, April 1970. Image scanned by Sweet Jane From A To Biba by Barbara Hulanicki.

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theticketthatexploded:

Pennsylvania - Wisteria blooms where General Lee marched his men in battle, Gettysburg
(via America, 1920s-30s, in color | HOW TO BE A RETRONAUT)

theticketthatexploded:

Pennsylvania - Wisteria blooms where General Lee marched his men in battle, Gettysburg

(via America, 1920s-30s, in color | HOW TO BE A RETRONAUT)

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nitratediva:

A model takes time to smell the lilacs while showing off Bonwit Teller outdoor summer fashions of 1928 in some of the earliest Kodacolor footage.

nitratediva:

A model takes time to smell the lilacs while showing off Bonwit Teller outdoor summer fashions of 1928 in some of the earliest Kodacolor footage.

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sisterwolf:

Cussons Lipstick, 1949

sisterwolf:

Cussons Lipstick, 1949

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bookshop:

solongasitswords:

nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

I CAN ANSWER THIS!!
In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).
In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.


I just love that this post happened to find the ONE HUMAN ON THE INTERNET who had the answer to this question

bookshop:

solongasitswords:

nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though

why was there temporary internet

with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

I CAN ANSWER THIS!!

In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).

In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.

I just love that this post happened to find the ONE HUMAN ON THE INTERNET who had the answer to this question

(Source: neilcicierega, via prologue-to-history)

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theparisreview:

What common sounds from a hundred years ago are very rare or just plain don’t exist anymore? Sadie Stein on the Museum of Endangered Sounds.

theparisreview:

What common sounds from a hundred years ago are very rare or just plain don’t exist anymore? Sadie Stein on the Museum of Endangered Sounds.

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heterogeneoushomosexual:

Demian DinéYazhi’Work in Progress ——///., 2014________________________________.

heterogeneoushomosexual:

Demian DinéYazhi’
Work in Progress ——///., 2014
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pearl-nautilus:

The unbroken seal on Tutankhamun’s tomb 1922: untouched for 3,245 years

pearl-nautilus:

The unbroken seal on Tutankhamun’s tomb 1922: untouched for 3,245 years

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ayatollahofsass:

July 3rd was the anniversary of Iran Air flight 655, an Iran Air flight carrying only civilians en route from Tehran to Dubai, which was shot down by the US Navy. All 290 passangers on board, including 66 children, were killed.

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readingart:

Halston Loft

readingart:

Halston Loft

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Steve Strange from Visage and one of his totally dazzling New Romantic stylizations.

Steve Strange from Visage and one of his totally dazzling New Romantic stylizations.

(Source: hollywoodgoestofrankie, via mickkarn)

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