FUCK YEAH FANCY LADIES!

Fancy ladies, from actresses to Astors and back again.

Apr 24
lostsplendor:

Kenyan woman and chevrotain, Mombassa c. 1909 via imgur.com

lostsplendor:

Kenyan woman and chevrotain, Mombassa c. 1909 via imgur.com


Apr 23
antiqueroyals:

Bride in 1879

antiqueroyals:

Bride in 1879


Apr 22
darkvintageglamour:

Au centre Schiaparelli a Deauville. Photo Seeburger, no. 37, 28 July 1929.

darkvintageglamour:

Au centre Schiaparelli a Deauville.
Photo Seeburger, no. 37, 28 July 1929.

(via maudelynn)


smartgirlsattheparty:

biomedicalephemera:

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker’s pocket surgical kit

Dr. Walker was the first female surgeon in the U.S. Army, serving during the Civil War.

She was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1865 by President Johnson, and remains the only woman to have ever won it, to this date. Interestingly, this high honor was awarded to her (and even had a bill passed in order to make her eligible) in order to recognize her service to the country…while making sure that she didn’t receive an army commission in retirement.

Indeed, she made less as a pensioner than the widows of most officers did, but she saw the greater honor of her Medal, wearing it every day until her death in 1917.

Walker also campaigned as an abolitionist (prior to the war), prohibitionist, and an advocate for dress reform, citing women’s clothing as “immodest and unwieldy”. She was arrested several times in the late 1800s for “impersonating a man”, because of her trousers and top hat.

Smart Girl Doctor Alert!!

Fancy ladies don’t have to just be fancy! They can be groundbreakers, too!


Apr 21
historicaltimes:

One of the first colour photos in Ireland, 1913 - Woman in traditional Gaelic dress
bielzigup:


These images, which represent the first ever colour photographs taken in Ireland, were taken in 1913 by two French women, Marguerite Mespoulet and Madeleine Mignon-Alba, who used newly available autochrome colour plates. - More here

historicaltimes:

One of the first colour photos in Ireland, 1913 - Woman in traditional Gaelic dress

bielzigup:

These images, which represent the first ever colour photographs taken in Ireland, were taken in 1913 by two French women, Marguerite Mespoulet and Madeleine Mignon-Alba, who used newly available autochrome colour plates. - More here

(via fashionsfromhistory)


Apr 20
maudelynn:

Doris Day as The Easter Bunny! 

Hoppy Easter from FYFL if you celebrate it. If not, it’s my birthday so you should celebrate that!

maudelynn:

Doris Day as The Easter Bunny! 

Hoppy Easter from FYFL if you celebrate it. If not, it’s my birthday so you should celebrate that!


antiqueroyals:

Baseball Team 1909

antiqueroyals:

Baseball Team 1909


Apr 19
wiscohisto:

Dawn Morrow headshot in American Legion majorette uniform, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1941.
Head shot of American Legion majorette and “sweetheart” of the Washington DC Sons of Legion corp Dawn Morrow gives a wink which she says means, “I like Milwaukee and I hope Milwaukee likes me.”
via: Historic Photo Collection, F.P. Zeidler Humanities Room, Milwaukee Public Library

wiscohisto:

Dawn Morrow headshot in American Legion majorette uniform, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1941.

Head shot of American Legion majorette and “sweetheart” of the Washington DC Sons of Legion corp Dawn Morrow gives a wink which she says means, “I like Milwaukee and I hope Milwaukee likes me.”

viaHistoric Photo Collection, F.P. Zeidler Humanities Room, Milwaukee Public Library


Apr 18
maudelynn:

Actress Betty Francisco c.1924 

maudelynn:

Actress Betty Francisco c.1924 


Apr 17

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