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gdfalksen:

Portrait of a woman with hat and muff, 1890s.

gdfalksen:

Portrait of a woman with hat and muff, 1890s.

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#victoriana 
fuckyeahvintageillustration:

'Der Sieger / The winner' by Karl Alex Wilke for ‘Die Muskete’ magazine nr. 418, published 1913.
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fuckyeahvintageillustration:

'Der Sieger / The winner' by Karl Alex Wilke for ‘Die Muskete’ magazine nr. 418, published 1913.

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fuckyeahvintageillustration:

labelleotero:

Privat-Livemont : Orfèvrerie Miele 1902
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Art nouveau style poster by Henri Privet-Livemont advertising a Belgian goldsmith manufacturer.

fuckyeahvintageillustration:

labelleotero:

Privat-Livemont : Orfèvrerie Miele 1902

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Art nouveau style poster by Henri Privet-Livemont advertising a Belgian goldsmith manufacturer.

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teatimeatwinterpalace:

"I am a woman who enjoys herself very much; sometimes I lose, sometimes I win."

 Mata Hari

teatimeatwinterpalace:

"I am a woman who enjoys herself very much; sometimes I lose, sometimes I win."

Mata Hari

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artbeautypaintings:

Odalisque - Adrien Henri Tanoux

artbeautypaintings:

Odalisque - Adrien Henri Tanoux

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Greta Garbo’s “ridiculously long lashes” as her Mata Hari leading man, Ramon Novarro, described them.

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9 Books That Will Change Your #19thC Sex Life →

thosenaughtyvictorians:

In case anyone is interested in some resources for learning more about Victorian sexuality, this article has some good recommendations. The Kraft-Erbing in particular is just full of delightful insanity, and My Secret Life is just a classic right up there with The Pearl.

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#great list someone ought to do the same with decent academic work on the topic 

everythingedwardian:

Western girls in the Edwardian period dressed like geisha, compared with young girls in Japan (not quite old enough to be maiko), dated about the very early 1920s. 

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