Par le trou de serrure (1901)
Billie Burke, 1900s
"Crinoline Ball," 1906, New York.
Billie Burke bringing tea — my idea of heaven.
"Camille Clifford. The Gibson Girl. With her hourglass figure, her expertly upswept hair, and her decidedly aristocratic air, she was everything American women in 1900 aspired to be." pbs.org
Going on public view THIS SATURDAY for the first time ever is an autographed manuscript of Jack London’s The Sea Wolf. Now get this: Out of concern about the risk of fire on their Sonoma Valley ranch, London and his wife, Charmian, put this manuscript in a “flameproof” bank vault in San Francisco. That vault—and this manuscript—burned in the devastating fire that erupted in the wake of the 1906 earthquake. We got the charred manuscript—along with some other pretty great London items—from his widow back in the 1920s, and our curators have never removed this delicate charred work from its metal box. And now it’s going on view in our newly reimagined, redesigned, and reinstalled Library Exhibition Hall, opening this Saturday (Nov. 9). COME CHECK IT OUT.
Fashions at the races, Les Modes September 1905. Photo by Ed. Cordonnier.
Halloween postcards c. 1900s
Halloween Postcards c. 1900s
— Maud Fealy, American actress (1900s)