akihmbo:

Billie Burke bringing tea — my idea of heaven.

akihmbo:

Billie Burke bringing tea — my idea of heaven.


La métamorphose du papillon (1904)

La métamorphose du papillon (1904)

sovereign-misinterpreter:

"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

sovereign-misinterpreter:

"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


Anna Pavlova, The Dying Swan

Anna Pavlova, The Dying Swan

huntingtonlibrary:

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.

huntingtonlibrary:

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.

les-modes:

Fashions at the races, Les Modes September 1905. Photo by Ed. Cordonnier.

les-modes:

Fashions at the races, Les Modes September 1905. Photo by Ed. Cordonnier.

gravesandghouls:

Halloween postcards c. 1900s

gravesandghouls:

Halloween Postcards c. 1900s

studyincontrasts:

— Maud Fealy, American actress (1900s)

studyincontrasts:

— Maud Fealy, American actress (1900s)

thehystericalsociety:

Well read - c. 1900s - (Via)

thehystericalsociety:

Well read - c. 1900s - (Via)

mignonette:

Bubù - 1971

mignonette:

Bubù - 1971


Coney Island (Luna Park)
gottscho 1906

Coney Island (Luna Park)

gottscho 1906

thehystericalsociety:

Shy couple - From my personal collection

Alice Roosevelt - 1902
Theodore Roosevelt’s beautiful eldest daughter, who not only cut her wedding cake with a sword, defied all the conventions of her day regarding women and carried a dagger in her pocketbook, but who  also had a pillow embroidered with her most famous quote on her couch; “If you haven’t got anything good to say about anybody, come sit next to me.”

Alice Roosevelt - 1902

Theodore Roosevelt’s beautiful eldest daughter, who not only cut her wedding cake with a sword, defied all the conventions of her day regarding women and carried a dagger in her pocketbook, but who  also had a pillow embroidered with her most famous quote on her couch; “If you haven’t got anything good to say about anybody, come sit next to me.”

Alice Roosevelt with her dog Leo - 1902 
She smoked cigarettes in public, chewed gum, placed bets with bookies, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, and kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach, which she often wore wrapped around one arm and took to parties.  Her father President Theodore Roosevelt once said of her “I can either run the country or I can attend to Alice, but I cannot possibly do both.”

Alice Roosevelt with her dog Leo - 1902 

She smoked cigarettes in public, chewed gum, placed bets with bookies, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, and kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach, which she often wore wrapped around one arm and took to parties.  Her father President Theodore Roosevelt once said of her “I can either run the country or I can attend to Alice, but I cannot possibly do both.”