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46 Interesting Photos of Women with Their Bicycles From the 19th Century ~ vintage everyday

By the 1890s, the bicycle was creating a social revolution in the United States. Nearly two million bicycles were being manufactured each year and were being sold throughout the country. People who previously had to walk now had a new means of transportation and this meant that millions of people were being given a new means of mobility. Back to the history of the bicycle. Vehicles for human transport that have two wheels and require balancing by the rider date back to the early 19th…


Manuscript: BNF Français 343 Queste del Saint Graal / Tristan de Léonois Folio 31v Dating 1380-1385 From Milan, Italy Holding Institution Bibliothèque Nationale Source: http://bit.ly/1IhzQ07

The Nurses library pictured at St Bartholomew's Hospital in 1890. Numerous bookshelves alo...

The rarely seen fascinating images are published in A History of Nursing, by former nurse Louise Wyatt. There is a chapter dedicated to pioneering nursing heroine Florence Nightingale.

View past auction results for HenriFantin-Latour on artnet

View White Lilacs by Henri Fantin-Latour on artnet. Browse upcoming and past auction lots by Henri Fantin-Latour.

St. Pancras at night, 19th Century English School.

English school, dominant school of painting in England throughout the second half of the 18th century and the first half of the 19th. Its establishment marked the rise of a national tradition that began with the emergence of native artists whose works were no longer provincial but rivaled continental art in quality and ended by exercising considerable influence on the course of European painting. William Hogarth, a London painter and engraver, was an early representative of the English…

silk moire ballgown with metallic gold appliqued hem border 1860

1850-60 (from www.vintagetextile.com. Find more on website) The picture below the parasol is of a flounced taffeta and Chiné silk day dress, c.1860. The lining is stamped “Biddeford, Maine. …

Victorian era corsetry - "Lace Me Up! Lace Me Down! A CORSET" | Lingerie Briefs, Marina Rybak of Moon & Venus

by Marina Rybak ~ Moon & Venus Enveloped in its own controversies, the corset has been holding its firm grip on the feminine principle for half of the millennium. Its original function was to emphasize a slender waist, perceived as a sign of great feminine beauty. It was viewed as a status symbol of the elite,…

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