1820-1840 ca. Hand-Embroidered Wedding Corset, Connecticut, USA. Ivory cotton covered with hand embroidery, including love birds on hearts, front pocket for busk, eyelets for back lacing.Continue reading →
18th Century Gentleman’s Wedding Suit.
Typical of the type of outfit a gentleman in the Georgian Era would wear to a wedding or important event. The jacket flares from the waist into multiple folds to give easier movement and the front has a long line of matching buttons. The breeches have a buttoning front flap. Part of the costume collection at Ham House, Surrey, UK. Part of the National Trust, UK. nationaltrustimages.org.ukContinue reading →
1839 Select Illustrated Topography Around London By William Trotter.
Bird’s Eye view of London plus views of Windsor Castle, Chelsea Fields, Epsom, Richmond,
and from the York Column. via Google Books (PD-100)
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“Beau” Brummell (7 June 1778 – 30 March 1840)
- Iconic figure of the Regency Era in England.
- Friend of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV.
- Champion of understated but perfectly fitted and tailored bespoke garments.
Music and Dancing Vintage Valentine Cards
The war years in the 1940s put a damper on much of normal life. Music brought back the joy that was lost.Continue reading →
History of Saint Valentine
Saint Valentine was a third century saint, preacher, and healer.
Valentine’s Day is commemorated on February 14th, which is the date of his martyrdom.Continue reading →
Occupation Vintage Valentine Cards
In the late 1940s and early 1950s, occupations generally divided back into gender stereotypical roles when wartime gender mixed occupations were left behind and men returned home to become the primary breadwinner and women returned to more traditional roles in the home.Continue reading →
Early 1900s Black Americana Vintage Valentine Cards.Racial stereotyping is considered socially incorrect to our modern day thinking, yet these sorts of cards, alongside thousands of gender stereotyping cards, are a part of our political and social past history.Continue reading →