sydneyflapper:

Put a feather in your cap…or wear a cap entirely adorned with them…

sydneyflapper:

Put a feather in your cap…or wear a cap entirely adorned with them…

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pre-raphaelisme:

Huguenot lovers on St. Bartholomew’s Day by John Everett Millais

pre-raphaelisme:

Huguenot lovers on St. Bartholomew’s Day by John Everett Millais

(via pre-raphaelisme)

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fripperiesandfobs:

Costume designed by Ezio Frigerio for Margaret Price in the Paris Opera’s 1973 production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro

From the Centre National du Costume de Scène

(via calantheandthenightingale)

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wasbella102:

Peony from Japanese Meiji Era Sketchbook

wasbella102:

Peony from Japanese Meiji Era Sketchbook

(via victorianmaiden)

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Evening Dress
1850s
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

One day I will have my own house where I will put my sewing machine in a special room and will sew many dresses like these and I will be happy. 

Evening Dress

1850s

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

One day I will have my own house where I will put my sewing machine in a special room and will sew many dresses like these and I will be happy. 

(Source: omgthatdress, via yukidoll)

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frenchbras:

i could take over the world with these tights

(Source: mrsafolabi, via jousia)

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sydneyflapper:

Beaded gown with Egyptian revival motif, 1920s

sydneyflapper:

Beaded gown with Egyptian revival motif, 1920s

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Studying details of harpsichords…

Studying details of harpsichords…

grizzlykurtz:

witchesbitchesandbritches:

lifeundefeated:

Yea it’s clearly our “generation that’s making homosexuality a trend.” Seriously, pisses me off when people say that. look at this! It’s always been around, it’s not a trend, it’s real. It’s beautiful.

These are really beautiful images.

History Lesson: In America from about 1700-1920 there was a social rule that said that women did not have a sex drive. According to men, all women ever were asexual and only ever had sex because their husbands wanted it and as a good doting wife they would open up for him. That said, lesbians flourished in this time! Because it was believed that women did not have sex, when two women would share a house and finances together (called a Boston Marriage, look it up!) nobody thought anything of it. Because clearly they werent homosexuals since clearly women were incapable of being independently sexual. The more you know!

(Source: babycocodill, via maidensheart)

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