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Postcards From The Past: The Intense Horror of Making a Mess

Posted in Belletristica, Curiosa & Forteana, Historia & Memoria by Suzanne on August 31st, 2005 | BBC Wikipedia

SUICIDAL WOMEN IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND


(George Cruikshank: The Poor Girl Homeless, Friendless, Deserted, Destitute, and Gin-Mad Commits Self-Murder, 1848, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.)

"Hysterical girls make demonstrations on the Embankment, and a pail of water over their finery would often be more efficacious a deterrent or cure than the notoriety they gain (or perhaps seek) by apprehension [...]"

→ More obscure Victorian facts & myths over at The Victorian Web

JAPANESE GIRLS

Japanese Girl Info hosts an impressive range of early 1900's postcards of Japanese girls, ladies and geishas.

THE N.Y.P.L.'S WOMEN'S CLOTHING PICTURE COLLECTION


(Théatre National de l'Opéra : le Miracle)

Vintage women's fashion photos and etchings from the New York Public Library Archives

→ Browse the N.Y.P.L.'s vast image archive

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    Bibi's box says:

    Japanese Girl

    Japanese Girl Info hosts hundreds of early 1900's postcards about Japanese ladies and geishas. (via Suzanne G.)...

    October 16th, 2005 at 3:11 pm

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