(Source: hoopskirtsociety, via dbmurphy)

aleyma:

Tsuba with design of tree-bark, creeper and a fly, made in Japan in the late 18th-early 19th century (source).

aleyma:

Tsuba with design of tree-bark, creeper and a fly, made in Japan in the late 18th-early 19th century (source).

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aleyma:

Ishiguro Kanemoto, Pair of menuki (hilt ornaments) in the form of hawks, early 19th century (source).

aleyma:

Ishiguro Kanemoto, Pair of menuki (hilt ornaments) in the form of hawks, early 19th century (source).

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Billie Holiday – Strange Fruit (90,391 plays)

75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South. 

Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.

(Source: salsmineo, via alakarina)

omgthatdress:

Brooch
19th century
Lang Antiques

omgthatdress:

Brooch

19th century

Lang Antiques

omgthatdress:

Peridot Parure
1820s
Christie’s

omgthatdress:

Peridot Parure

1820s

Christie’s

fripperiesandfobs:

Worth tea gown ca. 1895

From the Musée Galliera

(via 1901-a-space-odyssey)

oldbookillustrations:

Industrial design — cranes flying over the waters.

 from Documents japonais (Japanese art documents), by Charles Gillot, Paris, 188?

(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Industrial design — cranes flying over the waters.

from Documents japonais (Japanese art documents), by Charles Gillot, Paris, 188?

(Source: archive.org)

fashioninfographics:

Women’s Hairstyles of the Byzantine Empire
Via

fashioninfographics:

Women’s Hairstyles of the Byzantine Empire

Via

(via ordre-et-beaute)

cimetiere-chanson:

Alexandra of Wales, Olga of Greece and Marie Feodorovna

cimetiere-chanson:

Alexandra of Wales, Olga of Greece and Marie Feodorovna

(Source: antique-royals, via 1901-a-space-odyssey)

edwardian-time-machine:

Source

edwardian-time-machine:

Source

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mudwerks:

(via SICILY. Syracuse. Time of Dionysius I (405-367 BC). AR decadrachm | LotID #14002 | Heritage Auctions)

SICILY. Syracuse. Time of Dionysius I (405-367 BC). AR decadrachm (33mm, 43.30 gm, 6h).  Struck ca. 400-390 BC. Unsigned dies in the style of Euainetos. Charioteer, in flowing chiton and holding goad and reins, driving racing quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, about to crown charioteer with wreath; in exergue, panoply of arms: cuirass between two greaves, with Phrygian helmet to right; all within a border of dots / Head of Arethusa left, wearing wreath of reeds, triple-pendant earring, and necklace; ΣΥ-Ρ-Α-Κ-ΟΣΙΩΝ above, pellet below chin, four dolphins swimming around…

books0977:

A Young Lady with a Parrot (c.1730). Rosalba Carriera (Italian, 1675-1757). Pastel on blue laid paper, mounted to laminated paperboard. Art Institute of Chicago.
One of the few renowned women artists of her time, the Venetian Carriera popularized the pastel portrait. In Young Lady with a Parrot, silks, ribbons, pearls, lace, flowers, hair, and flesh are defined with lightness and dexterity. The vivacious portrait of a young woman, with her porcelain-like face, cascade of golden curls, and full bosom (revealed by the parrot), exemplifies the flattering portraiture and technical mastery that brought Carriera international fame.

books0977:

A Young Lady with a Parrot (c.1730). Rosalba Carriera (Italian, 1675-1757). Pastel on blue laid paper, mounted to laminated paperboard. Art Institute of Chicago.

One of the few renowned women artists of her time, the Venetian Carriera popularized the pastel portrait. In Young Lady with a Parrot, silks, ribbons, pearls, lace, flowers, hair, and flesh are defined with lightness and dexterity. The vivacious portrait of a young woman, with her porcelain-like face, cascade of golden curls, and full bosom (revealed by the parrot), exemplifies the flattering portraiture and technical mastery that brought Carriera international fame.

(via emilyofthepen)

lillalucis:

Ninfe e Satiri 
Adolphe Bouguereau

lillalucis:

Ninfe e Satiri

Adolphe Bouguereau

(via largerloves)

labellefilleart:

Grace Rose, Anthony Frederick Sandys

labellefilleart:

Grace Rose, Anthony Frederick Sandys

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